A friend passed on this information (including commentary from Seth Wescott which i have included below) and i wanted to help spread the word as much as possible. Unlike today, throughout much of the 80's and 90's skateboarding was extremely counter-culture. i found myself having to defend skateboarding and myself countless times (unfortunately sometimes physically). Skateboarding is something i love and something i consider worth standing up for. On some level i can relate to and sympathize with these skaters in Egypt, yet cannot even imagine other aspects of their struggles.
The teaser for this film is moving and i know that i would really like to see the rest of it. i imagine there are many of you who will react in a similar fashion. Below are some great comments from Seth and then the link to help make this story available.
Forwarded message from Seth Wescott: My friend Jonathan Cheever passed this on to me and its a cool first look at a documentary project at the impact of skateboarding in Egypt. When I think of how skateboarding has influenced my life it is directly responsible for everything I... have in my life. My love of skateboarding led me to snowboarding and you can see in these young men many of the same frustrations of how their society looks at them as I remember feeling in my youth. board sports are universal in their appeal and i can't wait to see this project come to fruition..