Boarders

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From underground to Olympic sport; Boarders captures the rich culture of the British skate scene. Following four British skateboarders as they aim to qualify for the Tokyo Games, despite being challenged by limited facilities.

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Filmed for over a period of 12 months BOARDERS features team GB skateboarders Sam Beckett, Alex Hallford, Jordan Thackeray and Alex deCunha as they navigate the world of Olympic Skateboarding.

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The film explores the fascinating and controversial moment in time for the "sport" where the growing commercial expectations meet the rule-breaking ethos of skateboarding. Considered by many practitioners as a lifestyle and an art form rather than a sport, Boarders addresses a key talking point in the skate community of whether skateboarding will change as a result of the Olympics.

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Boarders looks under the surface to discuss what it is like to be a professional skateboarder; with bigger competitions and more money entering the sport, the stakes are higher for everyone involved.

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