Skateistan: “Her Story”

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“Her Story” is the inspiring animation about an Afghan girl empowered through skateboarding and education.

Based on the real life of a Skateistan student in Kabul, Afghanistan, the animation showcases the impact Skateistan's programs have on the lives of children and how the charity works to empower children and youth around the world.

Skateistan is an award-winning international non-profit organization. We provide programs that combine skateboarding and education to children and youth aged 5-17 in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Through the hook of skateboarding we engage children, especially girls and children from low income backgrounds, and provide them with access to safe spaces and education. Our innovative programs teach children valuable life skills that go beyond the skatepark and the classroom. At Skateistan, our vision is to create leaders that make a better world.

Over 1,800 children and youth are part of Skateistan's programs worldwide.

Created by Berlin-based illustrator Maria Giemza and animator Dominik Grejc, who specialize in all things moving imagery - from art direction to illustration and animation. With the help of a few animator friends and musical assistance/sound design by White Noise Lab.

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