In a city surrounded by a wall, a Palestinian skater inspires a community to learn how to fly

Teaser Trailer


QALQILYA is a feature length documentary about a group of Palestinian youth searching for freedom through their passion for play. This film tells the story of Sajed, a Palestinian skater, who mentors a group of youth that skate, do parkour, and perform beatbox and hip-hop in Qalqilya, a city in the West Bank completely surrounded by the Israeli wall. They call themselves the “X-Games”.┬áLiving in confinement, where there is no place for children to play, these trailblazers are on a mission to fly.

We have not only just completed filming, but thanks to Tashkeel, we have wrapped up construction on a state-of-the-art skate ramp in Qalqilya. Check out the details on the ramp, watch the parkour video, and learn how you can support us as we prepare for post production.