Aim & Concept
Built in April 2017, Annapurna Skatepark is the first international standard skatepark in the landlocked Himalayan nation of Nepal. Constructed with Make Life Skate Life at the helm of operations and acting as the meeting point of numerous different crews from around the globe, the project is a truly international and community-driven effort.
Combining the support of local skaters, as well as volunteers and builders from more than 20 other countries, 110+ cubic meters of concrete were poured, and sculpted to take the form of this authentic concrete park. The process united old & young, foreign & local, men & women to put aside all social differences, and work together for the love of skateboarding.
The project which was funded entirely through donations has already proven to be a major success by consolidating the skate scene in Nepal, and being subjected to daily shred by an increasing number of skaters. Having been built in Pokhara’s main sports complex, the project received backing from the Nepal government, paving the way for the country to host continental skate competitions and help bring Nepal into the global skate community.
This short film is Ekaterina Anchevskaya & Aryan Ashoori’s documentation of the three-week construction process, what it meant to those who took part in it, as well as a 4-minute skate part to give you a taste of the gnardom that is Annapurna Skatepark.
In collaboration with Outtallectuals, Make Life Skate Life, Skate Nepal, ALIS, The Community Collective, HolyStoked Collective, Refurb Skate, and many more.
Den Sorte Skole – ‘Stone’ http://densorteskole.net/indiansandco…
Be Svendsen – Bones (Bwoy De Bhajan Remix) http://www.beatport.com/release/bones…
Ac-Tone x Phibber – ‘Bide Time’ http://outtallectuals.bandcamp.com/al…
Dirtwire – ‘The Whip’ http://dirtwiremusic.bandcamp.com/alb…
Seppa – Whack Lack http://seppa.bandcamp.com/album/whack…
Stills from the Process
All photos were taken by Ekaterina Anchevskaya