This Netflix film on skateboarding in rural India is the weekend inspiration you need

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Girlistan - This Netflix film on skateboarding in rural India is the weekend inspiration you need

Powered with the thrill of watching wheeled child actors perform kickflips and ollies on asphalt and charged with the heart-tinged struggle of a girl looking for self-fulfilment through skating, the film celebrates the spirit of skating that looks beyond societal mores.

In 2018, when she was scouting for the perfect village to bring on screen, Makijany’s decision to shoot in Rajasthan was three-pronged. Her prerequisites were: “It should be a rustic village that we could use as a backdrop, but also have some concrete roads where kids could skate. Additionally, it should have enough kids in and around the village so the skatepark would be beneficial to the local community.” She adds, “We had the added responsibility of building a skatepark in a place where it would have the scope to create change long after the film was shot.”

The Desert Dolphin Skatepark in Khempur, 14,500sqft of undulating space made of concrete, was built in 45 days for the film by skatepark design…

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