Skateboarding may have originated in California over 50 years ago, but today, the sport has gained a strong global following.
Members of The VisualTraveling project can be credited with bringing skateboarding to places previously devoid of the sport. Believe it or not, skateboarding is bringing together people who would otherwise never meet while simultaneously breaking cultural barriers.
Patrik Wallner, a Hungarian adventure travel filmmaker, joins Full Frame from Budapest to share his mission to take expert skateboarders from all over the world to countries that are not easily accessible to most travelers. He has documented the VisualTraveling team skateboarding in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Kazakhstan – among many other remote and exotic locales.
Walker Ryan, who has been on the professional skateboarding scene since 2011, joins Mike Walter in the studio to discuss his experience as one of the stars of the VisualTraveling films. He sheds light on the power that skateboarding has had in empowering young girls in Afghanistan through Skateistan.