All of the featured images from the event are by Ryan Wheatley
Girl Skate India Tour 2016 – Film Premiere & Photographic Exhibition
An Australian premiere of the Girl Skate India Tour 2016 – A short documentary directed by Virginia Fernandes on the first all-female skateboard tour through India will be screening in Melbourne on Friday May 27th. This film documents 13 female skateboarders, from 9 different countries who embark on a skateboarding journey through India. It captures the essence of the emerging skateboarding scene in India, and the perspectives and encounters through the eyes of female skateboarders form all over the world. In a bus they travel with a filmer, photographer and skate yoga instructor to teach, do demos, build and empower girls to take part in this seemingly new culture to India.
Friday 27th May. 6pm,
195 Argyle Street. Fitzroy. Melbourne
Original text from Girls Skate Australia.
One of the event organisers Monica Shaw kindly asked me if I would like to contribute prints and books with all proceeds going to the Kovalam Skate School in India. I was happy to oblige and it looked like a good night was had by all. The work these girls do is very impressive and anything that gives back to other kids who want to learn to skate is amazing. Photographer Ryan Wheatley shot some great stuff on the night and has kindly given permission for these images to be used here.