Greater Geneva and Western Switzerland

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

18:00 initiation to skateboarding (cancelled in case of rain) and tea and biscuits by the association Agora

19:00 projection at the Restaurant Longe & Perto 

19:45 buffet prepared by the residents

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Tuesday 10 March

19:00

Centre d'hébergement collectif des Tattes - Hospice général et Restaurant Longe & Perto (Vernier)

cancelled

In Partnership with the Hospice Général

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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