SKATEISTAN Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul © 2013  |  All Rights Reserved

DIRECTED BY KAI SEHR       WRITTEN & EDITED BY NADIA S. HENNRICH        PRODUCED BY RENE KOCK         EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY KEN MEYER       CINEMATOGRAPHY BY RALF K. DOBRICK

with PRO SKATERS     KENNY REED      CAIRO FOSTER      LOUISA MENKE       MAYSAM FARAJ      and       WAIS AHMAD      ANDREAS SCHÜTZENBERGER         SHARNA NOLAN      OLIVER PERCOVICH

Not long ago OLIVER PERCOVICH and SHARNA NOLAN arrive in Kabul with little more than a couple of skateboards. in a country where children constitute more than half the population, they soon discover, that their boards draw local children like a magnetic force. After beginning regular skateboarding sessions in an abandoned fountain, one of the few smooth surfaces in Kabul, local boys and girls from the streets start to join them on a daily basis. These initial encounters, informal at first, eventually lead to the foundation of Skateistan, Afghanistan’s first co-educational skateboarding school. The film tells Skateistan’s story and how how a group of amateur- and pro skaters bridge ethnic-, religious and socio-economic barriers to bring hope to the children of a war-torn country – with the help of four wheels and a board.