"Skateistan" at Zurich and Woodstock

Zurich Film Festival will take place from Sep 22nd to Oct 2nd and is known for its wide range of sections. A Golden Eye endowed with a 20 000 CHF cash prize will be awarded in each category by a separate international jury. SKATEISTAN will be screened in the section 'Border Lines'. The 12th Annual Woodstock Film Festival (Sep 21-25, 2011) also invited the North Sea Screen Partners member nordmedia-supported and awarded documentary. Each year film makers from around the world gather at the Woodstock Film Festival for an innovative variety of films, workshops and an awards ceremony.

Skateistan-Team at the Gala

About the film: In 2007, skateboarder Oliver Percovich and the humanitarian aid worker Sharna Nolan made their way to Kabul with a handful of skateboards. The two soon became aware of the magnetic effect of the board on a whole generation of youths, living in a country where leisure activities are limited. And so Skateistan, the country’s the first skate school, was opened. This documentary follows the two founders in their attempt to support and unite young people, regardless of gender, social and ethnic background, with their skate and life school. SKATEISTAN is awarded with the renowned Cinema for Peace-Award.

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