by David Milosavljević
by David Milosavljević
Thank you Orion for helping me film the video.
7hillspark is a social skateboarding initiative based in Amman, Jordan. 7Hills creates an open, democratic environment for everyone in the city of Amman struggling with social barriers. It aims to give all children, youth and parents a safe, public space to skateboard, socialize, grow and learn. The project organizes girls and refugee classes in their skatepark and hosts about 200 kids every week.
ahlan wa sahlan
2018 my mate, Matthias, volunteered at 7hills and got in contact with Kas Wauters, one of the lead organizers of the 7hills project. We made a plan to go to jordan with a crew of skateboarders from germany and shoot street skateboarding together with the local skateboarders. One year later, our crew explored the streets led by Kas together with the Jordan homies. Matthias and I went back a second time in the beginning of 2020 because the local jordan kids are showing immense talent and we wanted to capture some more footage. Within these trips we skated the two biggest cities Amman and Aqaba, went into the desert and got drunk with bedouins. For most of the crew it was a really unexpected journey, especially because some had never visited countries in the vicinity of Jordan. One thing is for sure, there is a lot of prejudice against countries within the middle east. What we hear or see about the middle east on media has most of a time a negative undertone; warzone, terror, oppression, etc. However, it is safe to say, that prejudice was overcome on the trip especially, because everybody we met on the journey was super welcoming (ahlan wa sahlan = welcome), hospitable, friendly and humble, which is a big part of the culture over there. On our last day of the first trip the entire crew of 8 people was invited to a family dinner of one of the Jordan skaters together with kas, the volunteers and the local skaters. Which parents would invite 15 dirty skate rats for a dinner in europe?
Besides, being one of the first european street skate videos from Amman, Jordan, the film tries to illustrate the loving and warmhearted people of Amman and their environment and immediate connection to strangers.
Video by Jonas Strecke and Oskar Ong
This yet unfinished masterpiece does not need more words then this: Reserve your boat ticket to Brijuni island and witness skating you have never seen before done by Jan Kliewer and Michael Mackrodt and shot by Mr. clean and lovely Guillaume Perimony.
This video was supposed to come out for the 15th birthday of Dumb. Now Dumb is on the way for the 17th… we’ve made just a bootleg version of the video and we still don’t have a title… But here is something for our friends at Vladimir!
Shit pie happened spontaneously when Serbian Goverment, due to Covid, introduced state of emergency and imposed police hour. This led to empty streets and various untouched spots, around our home, that were waiting to be abused.
Hana who is not a skateboarder, but is a filmmaker, got seriously obsessed with looking for spots, and began to film skateboarding through her own eyes. Together we made a delicious pie out of the shit that we were all floating in.
Enjoy the dessert!
By: Oona Markkanen / Ines Särkkä
Women have always been skateboarding, but it is only in the last decade that a woman on a skateboard is no longer only a rare sight. What you did there was amazing is a documentary about skateboarding, narrated by women who skate. For these women skateboarding is more of a lifestyle than a hobby. It’s unavoidable to get bruises or open wounds but the high from a accomplishment is worth of it all. However, in the end, skateboarding is more about community and expressing yourself freely, than anything else.
this is the first Version,
Sound Balance ist a bit heavy during the last part…
Can try to fix it… or is it fine like that..
Check it out and let me know…
Have also a few Analog photos of the Trip which i can send to you..
Thanks a lot
An Original copy project is always a special treat, in his own way different and brilliant. Be sure to check this very draft version at the very draft Vladimir 2020.
Tomzi is making something that I wish I can someday make.
“As many others can relate, the lockdown fucked up our plans for international trips. We only managed to fly to Cyprus in February for a weekend. For better or for worse, our next tour to Portugal was canceled and we stayed in Bulgaria until the end of summer.
That didn’t stop us from filming though. With fewer people in the streets, the lockdown made many overcrowded spots skatable. For 6 months we stacked more footage than we usually do for a year. The main reason for this was Yavor Ski who was always on a mission for new footage.”
Sunshine crew from Slavonski Brod (Croatia) is bringing us a small promo for their big 2021 video with some of the finest croatian rippers.
We are packed in a van, sleeping on the grass, and hungry for skating more all the time.
We got our friend Vantte Lindevall screening again at Vladimir with his new video Utopia. Be sure not to miss it in the Kasarna backyard in Fažana on Saturday 26th, we won’t for sure!
This is a story about the fleetingness of life in a world, where words don’t matter.
Tough year! We are making just half of Vladimir so here is the 9.5 edition!
Vladimir film festival 2020 program:
Session (skatepark 4)
Sve il ništa vol.4 (promo)
Prosperitet na cesti v Gameljne
Вид на Живот 2020
Straight form rural Pannonia
What you did there was amazing
Oona Markkanen / Ines Särkkä
Hana Piščević & Nebojša Resanović
Brijuni boat ride
Ahlan Wa Sahlan
Jonas Strecke / Oskar Ong
Supported by: TZ Fažana / Općina Fažana / Istarska Županija – Regione Istriana / NP Brijuni / Pula Film Festival / Kino Valli / Sport4Values / Kasarna Prostor urbane kulture / Na konju smo / Six Penelope / Cafe bar Golman
Visual: Tošo Dabac (Brijuni 1946.)
Nine and a half weeks with Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke in the lead roles…
26-27 September. See you soon!
Don’t know where you going to stay and you are too lazy for searching Airbnb in Fažana? Hostel Fažana is a festival partner and you can find a bed for only 10 Euros per night!
Call or reserve your bed here and have a blast!