ALIVE IN OAKLAND from Ryan Reichenfeld on Vimeo.

Ryan Reichenfeld presents a poignant skateboarding short film titled Alive In Oakland. The documentary rekindles the purity of the sport by observing the societal impact of a new skatepark being built in Oakland, California. The narrative follows a close-knit group of skaters, unified by similar backgrounds, and the ambition of securing a brighter future. Rather than focusing on the odds against them, the skaters hone their skills on the four-wheeler, creating a new hard-nosed skate style native to their community. “Oakland breeds a different kind of skater. Go big or go home,” says 16-year-old Lem West who’s ”doing it for the fuck of it, and doing it for the love of it.”

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