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 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 film was made possible with the support of Dazed & Confused and Diesel New Voices

"Moving and beautifully Shot" Ben Machell, The Times

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

"Captivating. Infectious. Electrifying" Kathy.M.Y.Pyon, LA Times

"Astonishing" Stephen Robinson, The Evening Standard

The film has been officially selected into over 80 festivals worldwide including:

Sundance Film Festival 2011
SXSW Film Festival 2011
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010
Full Frame Film Festival 2011
One World Human Rights Film Festival 2011

The film has also picked up numerous awards and accolades including:

Winner Best Cinematography LA Skate Film Festival 2010
Winner Best Documentary LA Skate Film Festival 2010
Winner Best Documentary Portable Film Festival 2010
Winner Best Editing Underwire Film Festival 2010
Winner Best Cultural Film Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2011
Winner Jury Prize Chamonix Adventure Film Festival 2011
Winner Best Young Director We The Peoples Film Festival 2011
Winner Special Jury Prize Mecal 2012
Finalist Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011
Finalist FujiFilm Shorts 2011
Finalist Best Representation Underwire Film Festival
Finalist Rushes Film Festival 2011
Finalist Vimeo Awards 2012
Finalist Your Film Festival 2012
Official Selection Economist Film Project

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