It’s not anything new, but in case you didn’t know the Middle East is a hot topic. Recently we took a look at Lybia’s growing graffiti movement. This time we’re headed to the heated sands of Afghanistan.
I came across this short documovie while running thru the archives of one our daily faves, Saint48. Large up for the original find. While the current conflicts in the Middle East continue its good to keep projects like this in circulation, no matter what the release dates.
Skateboarding in Afghanistan? Absolutely. As soon as Australian skateboarders Oliver Percovich and Sharna Nolan dropped their boards in Kabul in 2007, they were surrounded by the eager faces of children of all ages who wanted to be shown how to skate. Stretching out the three boards they had brought with them, they developed a small skate school. Skateistan strives to tell a positive story about Afghan youth, using global media platforms to send a message of hope, unity and peace. It details the construction of the school, the achievements of its students, and what it’s like to grow up in 21st century Afghanistan. For more detailed info or donation specifics please visit [SKATEISTAN].