A couple of years ago a mate sent me a video of Thalente, a homeless kid from Durban, South Africa busting out some moves and looking pretty slick! Fast forward a couple years and Thalente is the perfect ‘rags to riches’ story as he has attracted loads in international attention with his insane style and rad attitude. Check out this video below as he is invited to skate overseas with the pros and gets a chance to taste the life he has always dreamed of! It’s really awesome to see how far he has come since seeing those videos a few years back, what an inspiration!
The film explores what it really takes to rise up out of circumstances and make a place for himself in the world.