Learning to skateboard in a warzone
Carol Dysinger
40 Minutes

For A+E Networks, 'Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl)' is the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write—and skateboard—in Kabul.

This film tells the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write – and skateboard – in Kabul.

The Story

Skateistan recruits kids from impoverished neighbourhoods and teaches them education and life skills, so they can return to, or join, the public school system and get a fair start in life.

For girls, the chance to skateboard presents a unique experience - to compete, to play, to learn their strengths and to gain courage. The film follows a class of girls at Skateistan during a school year as they grow through the joy of skateboarding and the warmth of the women who teach them.

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