Given the current problems in Afghanistan (and in the world) you would imagine that skateboarding is probably the the last thing anyone in the right mind would care about, right?
Well, check out this inspirational video about a wonderful organization known as SKATEISTAN. An Afghan non-governmental organization that works with youth from a wide range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to build trust and to provide empowerment through a combination of skateboarding and education.
I’m always looking for music to “Bring Me Up” hence the tagline of scrink.com. It’s why I started this blog to begin with because music takes me places.
Skateistan seems like a really awesome program for girls in Afghanistan which is also imoacting girls in Cambodia. If you watch the video I guarantee you’ll find yourself smiling. If you are able to support this organization please do so by clicking here.
Anyone up for a summer psychological thriller? I don’t know about you guys but this one, Wish You Were Here, sounds intense.
In a statement from director Kieran Darcy-Smith, “For years I have been fascinated by the idea of unexplained disappearance. The extraordinary vacuum opened up for those left behind. The unknown. The possibilities. What if I were to fake my own death? Or I’m held prisoner in a basement for thirty years? Perhaps simply snuffed to dust in an instant by some catastrophe, natural or otherwise. And the world at home carries on… I’m a grainy photograph… What have I left behind me?”
Kieran Darcy-Smith’s feature debut is a calmly devastating exploration of how one misjudged moment in life has the potential to cause everything to fall to pieces. Dave (Joel Edgerton) reluctantly travels to Cambodia with his pregnant wife (co-writer Felicity Price) and her younger sister and new boyfriend, and after a night of partying the boyfriend disappears without a trace. The others are left to return to their lives, each bearing differing degrees of knowledge about what happened. Delivering doses of information bit by bit, the film’s meticulously edited, nonlinear disclosure of events is transfixing-as are the superb performances.
Four friends indulge in a carefree Cambodian holiday, but their sun-soaked retreat quickly takes a horrific turn when one of the travelers disappears. As the search ensues, the others return home, racked with guilt and struggling to return to their daily lives. Does one of them hold the answer to the fate of their lost companion? Tightly-held secrets from their life-altering trip are brought to light, revealing clues to the whereabouts of their missing friend.