When I think about the rural areas surrounding Durban and the kids that live there, I don’t normally include images of them doing kickflips and skateboarding in my mind’s eye. However, this is where I’d be wrong – South Africa is a really magical place. This mini-documentary looks at a group of people who are involved with a project called the Indigo Skate Camp in the Valley of a Thousand Hills in Kwazulu Natal. The Indigo Skate Camp was established as a way to create a sustainable skateboarding environment for the local villagers and kids, which in turn hopes to help kids learn and grow through the universal language of skateboarding.
The 10 minute documentary follows the story of Andile Msomi from a nearby village, who is entering his first skate competition. It’s a pretty awesome watch if you’ve got the time, especially when you hear from Andile and how he pretty much doesn’t even care whether he wins or loses his first competition and is just so stoked to be involved.
Epic. Check out the video below: