November 2, 2014

Skateboarding in La Paz

In Spring 2014 Kingswood’s close collaborators Simon Weyhe and Mathias Nyholm Schmidt went to Bolivia to make a documentary film about the creation of The Pura Pura Skatepark in La Paz, Bolivia.

Levi’s® Skateboarding has from the beginning been committed to support local skate communities. Through giveback campaigns all over the world that offer access to skateboarding, they aim to inspire and enable individuals to make their skate community stronger.

In spring 2014 Levi’s joined Endboss Projects and Make Life Skate Life and went to La Paz, Bolivia, to support Milton Arellano and his efforts to make skateboarding accessible to the greater skateboarding community.

More than 100 volunteers from over a dozen different nations were joined by professional skateboarders Al Partanen, Josh Mathews, David Gravette, Chet Childress, Joey Pepper, Dan Plunkett and Marius Syvanen to help build what is now one of the largest skateparks in all of South America.

See the glorious result of all the hard work in this short film by Simon Weyhe and Mathias Nyholm Schmidt.