Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're A Girl) (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 44min

This film is fully subtitled in English. Please manually turn on captions using the CC logo at the bottom of your screen during playback. Please note: This film is only available to view in the United States due to film licensing restrictions.

Join us for a special viewing of the Academy Award winning film, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl), which follows a class navigating the challenges young girls face in Afghanistan today.

For girls, the chance to skateboard presents a unique experience - to compete, to play, to learn their strength and to gain courage. We follow a class of girls at Skateistan growing through the joy of skating and the warmth of the women who teach them.

The documentary dives in with the heartwarming stories of the female students attending Skateistan (Kabul), providing a rare opportunity for students, through education and sports, to be empowered within their communities.

Watch any time between February 20 - February 27 at 11:59pm PST.

**Join the live Q&A: ** Thursday, February 25 **9am PDT (CA) / 12pm EDT (NY) / 5pm GMT (UK) ** Join us for the FREE live Q&A on Zoom here with Academy Award winning Director, Carol Dysinger, Lawyer Fereshta Abbasi and Heather Barr, Human Rights Watch Women’s Rights Division Interim Co-Director. The live discussion link will be emailed to you.

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Director

Carol Designer

Language(s)

Dari

Subtitle(s)

English

Bonus Content

60 mins
Q&A with Carol Dysinger, Fareshta Abbasi and HRW's Heather Barr for HRW Film Club

This is a LIVE Q&A for the HRW Film Festival’s Silicon Valley Film Screening: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) by Carol Dysinger Join us in just a few minutes (Thursday, February 25) for a Q&A with Film Maker: Carol Dysinger, Lawyer Fereshta Abbasi & HRW Women’s Rights Division Interim Co-Director Heather Barr. We will discuss the film, which focuses on the challenges of women and children’s rights to education in Afghanistan. We will expand the conversation to apply to similar issues throughout the Afghan region. You don’t need to have watched the film to join the convo! Film description: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl), which documents a class of young girls in the war-torn city of Kabul, and the disadvantages young girls face in Afghanistan today – learning to read, write, and skateboard. The documentary dives in with the heartwarming stories of the female students attending Skateistan, a nonprofit organization. Providing a rare opportunity for students, through education and sports, to be empowered within their communities.