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In a town surrounded by a wall, a Palestinian skater inspires a community of boys to learn how to fly.
65 backers pledged $7,668 to help bring this project to life.

Post Production Begins!

Posted by Adam Abel (Creator)
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US pro skater, Kenny Reed
US pro skater, Kenny Reed

We recently added a new member to the team. Eyas Salman, who edited the Oscar nominated film OMAR, is now editing QALQILYA! Eyas has just begun working on the Film and our goal is to have a rough-cut by the end of the summer.

Taking the Show on the Road

I have just begun a four week journey to at least four different cities to speak with supporters and hold events to help us finance post production. I returned from Florida last night, where I was hosted in the home of the incredible Fakhoury family (fellow Kickstarter backers) for an intimate gathering of friends and family. In a week I will travel to LA, where I am meeting with some producers and people in the skate industry. Then I head north to the Bay Area, where I am putting together a public event at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkley on June 6th. And finally at the end of June I hope to have another public event in Washington DC.

Are you in the Bay Area? Make your reservation on our RSVP page. Are you from DC? I will have more information about that event soon. Think your community would like to support the film? Contact me at

Buy a Photograph to Fund the Film

Have you seen the photos of US pro skater Kenny Reed on the wall in Qalqilya? Tony Hawk has - he Instagramed and Facebooked the photo above in December. I have three, limited edition, large format photographs from this shoot for sale to help fund the film. Go check out the wall ride website page for more details. 

Make a Tax Deductible Donation

QALQILYA the FIlm is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, a US non-for-profit arts service organization. Donations can be made by check or online. Visit our Fractured Atlas page or email me ( with any questions regarding donations.

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