Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul is a short documentary about the impact of the war in Afghanistan as seen through the young people who shred at a skate park there. Xeni first posted about it in 2009 when it was still in production and Andrea followed up with a trailer before it showed at Sundance last month. While at the festival, our friends at Turnstyle sat down with the film's director, Orlando von Einsiedel.
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