This season Levi's Skateboarding present a documentary chronicling the skatepark build in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
Earlier this year, Stronghold Society, an organisation dedicated to empowering youth through skateboarding, art and music, reached out to Levi's having seen the brands recent projects, building skateparks in multiple cities. With a park build left uncompleted two years ago, Stronghold Society reached out to Levi's this year for their help.
It was the impassioned story of life on the Pine Ridge Reservation and what skateboarding had started to do for it’s entire community that quickly moved the Levi’s® team into action. Pine Ridge is largely reported in the media as an impoverished community with a drug and alcohol epidemic and teen suicide rates seven to ten times greater than the National average. When the Levi’s® team visited the reservation, they saw a community transformed. They found a group of people championing each other through their collective actions.
Teaming up with Gridline Skateparks to complete the Pine Ridge skatepark this summer Josh Matthews, Marius Syvanen, Pat Moran and Joey Pepper all flew out to skate with the youth of Pine Ridge.
Wednesday the 21st of October marks the official opening of Pine Ridge Skatepark with a full length documentary directed by Greg Hunt on levi.com/skateboarding.
Watch the trailer below.