Skateistan: Four Wheels And A Board In Kabul Reviews

  • Oct 24, 2012

    Skateistan ist ein Film zu dem das Prädikat "besonders wertvoll" in jeder Hinsicht passt. Er geht zu Herzen, bewegt, inspiriert - und ich persönlich glaube, er hat die Kraft, etwas zu verändern. Unbedingt ansehen und weitersagen!

    Skateistan ist ein Film zu dem das Prädikat "besonders wertvoll" in jeder Hinsicht passt. Er geht zu Herzen, bewegt, inspiriert - und ich persönlich glaube, er hat die Kraft, etwas zu verändern. Unbedingt ansehen und weitersagen!

  • Oct 17, 2012

    This film is a beautifully filmed documentation of what a few people with a heart and a little foresight can accomplish. Noticing that their love for skateboarding caught the attention of the kids of a war torn country, where children don't have much of a chance to actually be children, and using that intrigue as a way to change the kids lives and offer opportunity in many positive ways..... This is not only a heartwarming story, but a great educational and inspiring film as well!

    This film is a beautifully filmed documentation of what a few people with a heart and a little foresight can accomplish. Noticing that their love for skateboarding caught the attention of the kids of a war torn country, where children don't have much of a chance to actually be children, and using that intrigue as a way to change the kids lives and offer opportunity in many positive ways..... This is not only a heartwarming story, but a great educational and inspiring film as well!

  • Oct 17, 2012

    Absolutely one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It is so well done! The stories of the children in Afghanistan are so important, the images in this film are so powerful. A must see!

    Absolutely one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It is so well done! The stories of the children in Afghanistan are so important, the images in this film are so powerful. A must see!

  • Oct 17, 2012

    I saw this film at the Los Angeles Film Festival and can not recommend it more! Just to see how something we take for granted can have such an impact on the youth in this film, is inspiring and moving beyond. It's definitely a must see!

    I saw this film at the Los Angeles Film Festival and can not recommend it more! Just to see how something we take for granted can have such an impact on the youth in this film, is inspiring and moving beyond. It's definitely a must see!

  • Oct 16, 2012

    Saw this film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and loved it so much I had to go see it at the Los Angeles Film Festival! The scenes that are shown of Afghanistan are very different than other films because you don't just get shown a bunch of ugly war-torn areas; you see beautiful scenery that has been affected by war: old palaces, old fountains and more. The way that the film captures the beauty of this war-torn country is done really well. The interviews with all of the characters are great, as the viewer gets a chance to understand where each person is coming from- even visiting some of the characters in their homes with their families, and in their schools and jobs. The way that the film follows Skateistan from an idea to a physical facility by introducing us to the children, adults and even professional skateboarders involved is inspirational and makes everyone leave the film wanting to do something good.

    Saw this film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and loved it so much I had to go see it at the Los Angeles Film Festival! The scenes that are shown of Afghanistan are very different than other films because you don't just get shown a bunch of ugly war-torn areas; you see beautiful scenery that has been affected by war: old palaces, old fountains and more. The way that the film captures the beauty of this war-torn country is done really well. The interviews with all of the characters are great, as the viewer gets a chance to understand where each person is coming from- even visiting some of the characters in their homes with their families, and in their schools and jobs. The way that the film follows Skateistan from an idea to a physical facility by introducing us to the children, adults and even professional skateboarders involved is inspirational and makes everyone leave the film wanting to do something good.

  • Oct 14, 2012

    Such an inspiring and moving documentary. It stays with you and makes you want to be part of it. A must see!

    Such an inspiring and moving documentary. It stays with you and makes you want to be part of it. A must see!

  • Oct 14, 2012

    Great Movie! Must See!

    Great Movie! Must See!

  • Oct 14, 2012

    authentic, moving , inspiring

    authentic, moving , inspiring

  • Oct 14, 2012

    This is an amazing film. It's not a typical feel good movie in which Westerners with money go to a bombed, devastated nation, help people there, and leave. It chronicles a long and difficult process of how a small group of passionate skateboarders/social activists achieved their goal of creating Skateistan (the first indoor skateboarding school/gym for kids in Kabul), a safe space for Afghan children, both rich and poor, to really enjoy themselves as children. It is especially wonderful that with Skateistan, older girls who are not allowed to do sports in public can enjoy themselves. In its beautiful complexity, the film shows the economic/ethnic barriers among children within Afghan society which are often invisible to outsiders, and portrays a man who stretched his own resources to work for the equality for all human beings and built real friendships and a lasting partnership with his Afghan friends.

    This is an amazing film. It's not a typical feel good movie in which Westerners with money go to a bombed, devastated nation, help people there, and leave. It chronicles a long and difficult process of how a small group of passionate skateboarders/social activists achieved their goal of creating Skateistan (the first indoor skateboarding school/gym for kids in Kabul), a safe space for Afghan children, both rich and poor, to really enjoy themselves as children. It is especially wonderful that with Skateistan, older girls who are not allowed to do sports in public can enjoy themselves. In its beautiful complexity, the film shows the economic/ethnic barriers among children within Afghan society which are often invisible to outsiders, and portrays a man who stretched his own resources to work for the equality for all human beings and built real friendships and a lasting partnership with his Afghan friends.

  • Oct 14, 2012

    Great story, well told, I was moved by the humanitarian impact of teaching the kids of Kabul to skateboard

    Great story, well told, I was moved by the humanitarian impact of teaching the kids of Kabul to skateboard