We all hear news about Palestine every once in a while. Still most of us don’t realize how tough life out there is. There is nothing simple about this place. The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast at the Middle East. When the founders of the one and only Palestinian skate camp invited the Absurd team to visit their project we didn’t think twice about going there.
Yalla Yalla is a short documentary about the SkateQilya summer skate camp located near the city of Qalqilya, Palestine. Starring Gosha Konyshev, Kirill Korobkov and SkateQilya campers with the guest appearance by Nestor Judkins and Kenny Reed. Filmed and edited by Gosha Konyshev. Photos by Kirill Korobkov. Screening is set in Fažana’s old square on Friday 28th from 20:00 h.
Building DIY skate obstacles on every stop on the way and skating them on the way back while traveling with an Ape Piaggio. Who does that!? Well, Simone Verona and Giovanni Grazzani from Dumb Skateboards just did! Check out Dumb Ape Tour on Friday 28th in Fažana’s old square and see how this endeavor went down!
What we do is skating, trying to film with all the friends from the team, make some videos sometimes, sell to the shops when we have time and use the company as an excuse for our dumb projects!
DJ Figlio at the ramp full of tunes and golman caffe full of booze (and maybe some ping pong). That’s the Branimir after party on Friday. It’s a night you will probably not remember.
This project was a collaborative effort between like-minded people I’ve met over the years. The idea behind Simple is that skateboarding, the passion and the culture surrounding it is what’s pushing you forward and laying the groundwork for future generations.
Brothers is about the metaphoric circle that is life and shows specific periods during the day that aren’t complete unless they’re viewed as a whole and shared with your brothers. This film was shot over the last year and a half and uses a mix of older, nostalgic moments with a soundtrack that is closely connected to the theme and the individual personalities of each skater. Shot and edited by Nino Jurlina, Brothers is playing on Friday 30th at the Piazza Grande in Fažana.
Photo; Alex Hallford. BS Noseblunt. Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Rich West
Lovenskate brings you Don’t worry Gordo, the universe will get us there featuring the skating of Lucy Adams, Alex Barton, Ewen Bower, Alex Hallford, Dan Hill, Donald Karbonkel, Robbin Oost, Lee Santer, Jordan Thackeray, Aaron Wilmot, and friends. Filmed and edited by Jackson Davis. Screening in Fažana on Friday 28th.
What with world travel, the comp circuit and wanderlust (refusal to get phone credit), it’s hard to pin our crew down, but filmer Jackson Davis has been hot on their heels throughout the Eurozone and beyond, VX in hand.
Louisa Menke shoots the way she rides: on the streets and off the cuff.
A pioneer of the female pro skate scene, she’s since taken her four wheels and trusty Yashica from war-torn Kabul to downtown Johannesburg to the West Bank in Palestine. In 2015 Louisa and Kenny Reed released Some Time to Smile, a photo book documenting the work of Skateistan at their first skate school in Kabul, Afghanistan. In 2017 Louisa co-founded Forgotten Fanclubs and released a photo zine documenting a Johannesburg experience, titled Colorful hearts filled with rhythm and rainbows, no one can dance the way you do. While in Johannesburg, Louisa also co-starred in the documentary Get Used To It about female empowerment, skateboarding, and Skateistan.
On Saturday 29th we are hosting her photo exhibition at the cinema Kino Valli in Pula where we are also screening the documentary Get Used To It.
Alien Workshop’s Photosynthesis is regarded as one of skateboarding’s masterpieces, nicknamed the orange tape, overflowing with ledge tech and consolidating the future legendary status of numerous true originals. Joe Castrucci and Bill Strobeck’s stylistic visions perfectly captured the transition from the loose fitted late 90’s to the excitingly evolving early millennium.
Marcus Craven (Sarcusnevarc), artist and animator from Manchester, UK created an animated homage that he will show on Saturday 29th at the cinema Kino Valli in Pula titled Sarcusnevarc presents photosynthesis.