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Official Festival Selection- “Skateistan”

Skateistan is a powerful and moving short documentary about the skater movement in Kabul, Afghanistan amidst a war that has deeply affected the country. It will play as part of our Skating Films Program that will be showcasing at the fest this year. Beyond its moving portrayal of the rise of the skater community in Kabul, Skateistan also speaks about the young women and girls who have taken up skating as a hobby in the country and their own personal struggles in maintaining their passion to skate through the streets of Kabul. Fans of the sport will have a viewing treat with this piece and will be told a story of hope and the power of how a skateboard has changed so many lives in a city haunted by war.

Below is a trailer…


About VideoFest

The Video Association of Dallas is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.

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