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Sunday, 7 October 2018

VIFF: United Skates


United Skates is more than just a documentary about the roller skating culture amongst African Americans. It's the story of racism in America, the tale of globalization and economics and greed, and the impact of roller rink closures across the country. It's a film about community - how it's built and how it's destroyed.

We were lucky enough to have one of the directors, Dyana Winkler, in the audience, along with one of the people featured in the film, Phelicia, both of whom stayed afterwards for a Q&A session.

This film was full of heartbreak and joy and has got to be hands down, one of the best films of the festival! Although there are no further screenings scheduled for this, the film has been bought by HBO and is gearing up for an Academy Award campaign, so hopefully you'll get a chance to see it.

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