Vladimir Film Festival

Kick­flips over occupation

30 / 08 / 2015 / Film

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Kick­flips over occuapa­tion is a short doc­u­ment­ary by Maen Hammad that shows the pro­gress of the skate scene in Palestine. Speak­ing with the loc­al youth Maen shows how skate­board­ing brings pos­it­ive thoughts and energy into their lives, free­dom of expres­sion and con­nec­tion to the “out­side world”. The film also talks about the work done by the char­it­ies Skate-Aid and Skate­Pal.

“I had very, very lim­ited edit­ing and film­mak­ing exper­i­ence pri­or to this so I essen­tially learned how to make a doc­u­ment­ary while I was mak­ing a doc­u­ment­ary. I just filmed everything that seemed or looked import­ant to me.”

Quote taken from the inter­view by Sarah Irving in the Elec­tron­ic Intifada

Offi­cial trailer