Produced for A+E networks, ‘Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you’re a girl)’ is a story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write, and skateboard, in Kabul.
The film won the Oscar for 'Best documentary short' at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you’re a girl) follows a class of girls at Skateistan, a nonprofit that began as a skate school in Kabul in 2007 and grew into a multinational educational initiative. Skateistan focuses on recruiting girls from impoverished neighborhoods to not only teach them to skateboard, but to help them gain courage and life skills that will transcend skateboarding and the classroom to help them thrive and adapt to the challenges that lie ahead. Over the course of the school year, the girls grow and become empowered through the joy of skateboarding and the warmth and inspiration of the women who teach them.
the film is heartwarming and uplifting. The smiles are genuine, and every achievement, regardless of how small is a joy to seeThe Outdoor Journal
Brilliantly upliftingHey U Guys