Kickflips over occupation

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Kickflips over occuapation is a short documentary by Maen Hammad that shows the progress of the skate scene in Palestine. Speaking with the local youth Maen shows how skateboarding brings positive thoughts and energy into their lives, freedom of expression and connection to the “outside world”. The film also talks about the work done by the charities Skate-Aid and SkatePal.

“I had very, very limited editing and filmmaking experience prior to this so I essentially learned how to make a documentary while I was making a documentary. I just filmed everything that seemed or looked important to me.”

Quote taken from the interview by Sarah Irving in the Electronic Intifada

Official trailer