Film + Impact
When Mohammed and Adam began their documentary in 2011, their goals were much bigger than just a film. In 2016, they partnered with US pro skater, Kenny Reed, to create SkateQilya: a youth empowerment program that uses skateboarding as a tool to teach art, community building, and leadership skills to Palestinian girls and boys in the West Bank. Launched in the summer of 2016 as a three-week summer camp, 11 girls and 11 boys, ages 10-16 from the city of Qalqilya and the neighboring village of Jayyous, came together in the first co-ed athletic program in the Qalqilya district. In the wake of this success, we have turned SkateQilya into a year round program and looking for institutional support.
Don’t just take our word for it…
Vice Magazine featured an article about our skate camp and campaign.
Huck, a London based skate magazine, interviewed our founders.
Magasinet Udvikling, a Danish magazine focusing on global communities, profiled the camp.