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Learning to Skateboard in A Warzone (If You’re A Girl) Wins Oscar

Learning to Skateboard  in A Warzone (If You’re A Girl) Wins Oscar

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl), a film about Afghan girls learning to skate, won the Oscar for best documentary (short subject) on Sunday.
The documentary film, set in Afghanistan and directed by Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva, follows a class of girls who find solidarity through the unlikeliest of pass times.
Over the course of 15 years, a class of young girls from disadvantaged neighborhoods in war-torn Kabul, learn to read and write, and grow together in confidence through the joy of skateboarding.
At a non-profit organization called Skateistan, which began life in 2007 as a skate school in the Afghan capital, we see the organization, and the girls, grow into something much bigger. Skateistan itself becomes a multinational educational initiative.
Learning to Skateboardwas one of four Middle Eastern films nominated for an prize at this year’s Academy Awards. (1TV NEWS)