DIRECTOR'S NAME: ORLANDO VON EINSIEDEL / PRODUCER: LOUIS FIGGIS AND ORLANDO VON ENSIEDEL / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / FILMED IN KABUL, AFGANISTAN / DURATION: 8'05'' / MUSIC: "ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN" BY THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA / AUDIO MIX: PATRIC JONSSON / CAST: MURZA, FAZILLA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: FRANKLIN DOW.
SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS:
A few years ago, 3 Australian skateboarders brought their skateboards to Kabal and began teaching local kids how to skate. Since then the project has grown considerably and has not only created Afghanistan’s first skateboard scene but also an environment where young people (boys and girls) can come together to do exercise, forge friendships that trascend social barriers and create identities that are more nuanced than those based solely on ethnicities and religion
SHORT DIRECTOR BIO:
Orlando von Einsiedel is a co-founder of Grain Media, has produced and directed several documentaries, promos and short features for a diverse range of TV networks and brands. “Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.