Pushing Myanmar

Pushing Myanmar documents the change a free community skatepark has created in Yangon, Myanmar.

Filmed between March 2016 and May 2017 the film is the third in a series that has documented the Myanmar skateboard scene beginning in 2009 with the Award Winning ‘Altered Focus: Burma’ before the Burmese language follow-up ‘Youth of Yangon’ in 2013. 

Skateboarding changes lives, it empowers young (and old) people giving them a creative space to express themselves. It is a scene, a culture and a sport that has no boundaries – race, colour, creed age, socio-economic background and age are all irrelevant in a skatepark. In a country and a city that has a distinct lack of green spaces, providing a free international standard skatepark has had a huge impact on kids getting active and being inspired.

featured image and photos: ©  Make Life Skate Life

featured image and photos: ©  Make Life Skate Life


related links

James Holman Film

Make Life, Skate Life organization

The article “Make Life, Skate Life: Pushing Myanmar” from Confusion Magazine issue #13

 

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