Skateistan: To Live and Skate in Afghanistan

To Live and Skate in Afghanistan

Skateistan is a nongovernmental organization providing lessons in skateboarding, environmental health, information technology, art and language in a coed setting to hundreds of urban kids in Kabul, Afghanistan. Below, a short documentary on the movement, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel.

(*Previously featured: striking images of Afghani skateboarding youth by photographer Noah Abrams.)

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There used to be a time when skate boarding seemed to be a symbol of a troublemaker.
Now it's providing a sense of freedom to the youth of Afghanistan. Heartwarming.

I am so happy for the little children of Afghanistan

Skateboarding, sport of the heart!

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