South Africa’s tragic colonial history has resulted in extreme inequality, corruption and record crime rates. Gender equality is written into today’s South African Constitution, but in reality, even Born Free girls and women suffer from a harshly patriarchal tradition. One NGO , however, uses skateboarding to break down barriers. If the disparity in treatment between boys and girls is extremely clear, so is skateboarding’s power to shatter prejudice and expectations. Johannesburg is Skateistan’s fourth location, and the prism through which we documented the support and strength of a movement on the rise.
Get Used to It – I won’t go quietly is named in honour of the change skaters, educators and activists we met in JoBurgh are achieving – Get used to it!
Produced by Blam Studio
Co-produced by Oolipo
Director – Bemo Lundgren
Executive producer – Julian Dykmans
Writer and Researcher – Lou Andrea Savoir Cinematography – Alexander Basile and Bemo Lundgren Aerial Photography – Alexander Basile
Original music compositions – Jørund Hannevold and Aurelien Bernard Animation – Joe Pease