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Albany FilmFest Presents...Skatesitan + Q&A

Albany FilmFest Presents...Skatesitan + Q&A

Inspired by Skateistan, Afghanistan's first skateboarding school, this emotional feature-length documentary is a journey deep into the lives of Afghanistan's urban youth. It chronicles the efforts of a grass-roots organization to build the first skate hall in Kabul, follows the first international crew of pro skaters on their visit to Afghanistan, and tells a tale of the irrepressible hope found within a nation's children.

Skateistan is an award-winning international non-profit organization that uses skateboarding and education to empower children. Over 2,500 children, aged 5–17, attend Skateistan’s programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. 50% of students are girls.

Stay after the film for a Q&A with producer Rene Kock.

Watch the trailer

This monthly film series is a partnership between Albany Library and Albany Filmfest, and is supported by the Friends of the Albany Library.  It is held on the third Tuesday of most months at 7pm. This month is an exception.

 

 

 

 

 

Date:
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Show more dates
Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Library:
Albany Library
Audience:
  Adults     Teens  
Categories:
  Community and Culture     Movies, Music, Performances  

The Library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or accessibility@aclibrary.org.  Events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

All Alameda County Library events are free.