Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Yann Gross: Kitintale Skates

Yann Gross: Kitintale Skates (2008-09). "...A story about the first skateboarders in Uganda, how some youngsters were influenced by a game they saw on TV and decided to construct themselves the only skatepark of East Africa in Kitintale, a working class suburb of Kampala, since there wasn’t any concrete around. With no assistance from government or large NGO’s, kids from Uganda took significant steps to overcome boredom and poverty through skateboarding. Built from the bottom up, the grassroots construction of the first skatepark engenders a sense of pride and empowerment in the community of Kitintale." From Yann Gross Photography. Also... more information and photos at the Uganda Skateboard Union.


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