HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
Uprise / Chicago
As the world changes around us daily – one truth remains – for a scene to grow and survive it needs a heart to keep it going. For 20 years now Uriah, Ken and the crew from Uprise have steadfastly given the skaters of Chicago a place that they can depend on, where all who walk through doors can feel at home. This is the story of how and why they keep it going.
Out of Sight is a series of short films from REAL Skateboards that highlights the efforts of a few who make skateboarding better for all.
Filmed and edited by Jeremy McNamara
K-Dubs / Oakland – Coming July 2018
Skating teaches us to look at our surroundings different. Walls and obstacles become opportunities. Youth Activist and Artist Keith ‘K-Dubs’ Williams see’s Oakland as a place for positive change, taking action and creating new environments for the youth. You will never look at a trash container as just a place to throw garbage again.
Treasure Island DIY – Coming August 2018
The story of many DIY spots are prewritten. Find somewhere unnoticed, build it quick, skate while you can, move onto the next when it inevitably gets torn out. A crew of renegade builders took the Treasure Island DIY in an unexpected direction, going to Town Hall meetings seeking approval from the city. Getting busted by the cops building a ledge might lead to a 10,000 square foot skatepark.
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