Wednesday, November 16, 2016

National Geographic – Skateboarding changing lives in rural South Africa

Skateboarding becomes the focus of none other than National Geographic, as a short documentary by Jess Colquhoun looks at the impact that the South Africa’s Indigo Skate Camp is having on the upbringing of local Zulu villagers. A solid reminder to the rest of the world of why skateboarding is the best…
Within the Valley of a Thousand Hills in rural Durban, South Africa, there's a group of young skateboarders practicing on a half-pipe and a bowl. They're all part of the Indigo Skate Camp, a movement that looks to nurture sustainable skateboarding environments for rural and vulnerable youths, and Andile Msomi is one of them. The camp looks to empower local Zulu villagers to learn and grow through the language of skateboarding—and that they do. This short documentary by Jess Colquhoun follows Andile and his friends to their first competition, where the most important thing is not to win but to enjoy the ride.

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