The full version of the nine-minute documentary Skateistan: To Live and Skate in Kabul is now available to watch online. Sponsored by Diesel New Voices and Directed by Orlando Von Einsiedel, the beautifully shot documentary was filmed in January 2010 and follows two Skateistan students, Murza and Fazila, through the streets of Kabul.
After winning two awards at the L.A. Skate Film Festival in September, legendary director Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and the Z-Boys and Riding Giants) wrote to Von Einsiedel saying "the film really knocked me out, it brought tears to my eyes and made me realize why I've ridden a skateboard all of my life."
The film has been officially selected for a number of other festivals worldwide. For more information on which festivals it will be appearing at check out Grain Media's website. Also, expect to hear more soon about Skateistan's full-length documentary, Skateistan: The Movie, which will give a unique look at the story behind the creation of a skatepark in Afghanistan, and premiere on the festival circuit in early 2011, to be released in cinemas later that year.