Skateistan: To Live and skate Kabul
Orlando von Einsiedel
Documentary Short

Fazilla dreams of representing her country at an international sporting event when she grows up. The only catch is that she is a skateboarder and lives in Afghanistan.

Captivating. Infectious. Electrifying

LA Times

Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautiful and moving short film that follows the lives of two young skateboarders from Afghanistan who attend the Skateistan charity project. Juxtaposing the harsh reality of life in Kabul with the hopes and ambitions of the country's children, the film is a touching ray of light from a country only ever in the news for all the wrong reasons.

For more information about the incredible Skateistan project please visit

Film Credits:

Director / Producer Orlando von Einsiedel

Cinematographer Franklin Dow

Editor Peta Ridley

Composer Patrick Jonsson

The Reviews

Moving and beautifully Shot

The Times

The film really knocked me out, it brought tears to my eyes

Stacy Peralta


The Evening Standard
Official Selection Sundance 2011 Nominated
Best Cinematography LA Skate Film Festival 2011 Winner
Best film LA Skate Film Festival Winner
BesT Film portable film festival 2011 Winner
Best editing underwire film festival 2011 Winner
Vimeo Awards 2011 Nominated
Vimeo Staff Pick Winner
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