15.11.10 by Jeff

To Live And Skate in Kabul

Last year I wrote about Skateistan, a program introducing skateboards to kids in Afghanistan. Orlando von Einsiedel has just released a beautiful short film about the project called, “Skateistan – To live and skate in Kabul”. These kids are awesome.

skateistan film to live and skate in kabul

Watch the film below!


http://skateistan.org/













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Rik

    This is just ridiculously amazing. Those people from Skateistan are doing a wonderful thing there. My deepest respect to them.
    In my opinion this is a far better view on the situation there than if you have some big-time journalists go over there and invterview the higher ups, the people in power.
    It’s the kids that will have to change the future of Afghanistan, and if they find common interests in stuff like skating, that’s just amazing.

  • tmanfly

    no words… simply amazing

  • Fantastic, I heard about this some time ago but never looked into it. Great post.

  • Lea
  • Thitima Sukwatthana

    I like it.





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