First Push: The Blossoming Skateboarding Scene in Pakistan
As skateboarding reaches every corner of the globe, many places are just discovering the lifestyle. The skateboarding scene in Pakistan is brand new and still struggles with lack of access. The Los Angeles based nonprofit, Salad Days of Skateboarding, has been building relationships and sending boards to a local Lahore skater to help the scene grow for the past two years under the name SkatePakistan. In February, 2022, the Salad Days crew spent a few weeks in Lahore and Islamabad to further support the skaters by bringing product, holding skate workshops, building skate ramps; and most importantly, to experience the beginnings of a new skate scene in one of the most unique and misunderstood countries. This short film details the dawn of the SkatePakistan scene.