Greater Geneva and Western Switzerland

CHC Rigot : Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

17:00 projection in the aula of Sismondi College

17:45 initiation to skateboarding (cancelled in case of rain) 

18:30 buffet organized at the CHC Rigot

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Tuesday 10 March

17:00

Centre d'hébergement collectif - Hospice général et Aula du collège Sismondi

cancelled

In Partnership with the Hospice Général, Collège Sismondi and the Semaine de l’Égalité

Introduction

James Green

Competition - Grand reportage

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)

by Carol Dysinger

Skateistan is a school where young Afghan girls learn to read, write... and to do tricks on the half-pipe ! They also learn balance, autonomy, movement, and how to stand tall. This moving film won the 2020 Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film, and reminds us that skateboarding transcends social classes, strengthens us, and allows us to share a laugh.

  • Section: Competition - Grand reportage
  • Subtitles: English & French

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Director(s)

Carol Dysinger

Producers

  • Elena Andreicheva

Distributor

  • Christine Kercher

Rights holder

  • Christine Kecher

Duration

40'

Year

2019

Production country

United Kingdom & United States


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