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Adam Abel (MFA Photo 2012) Hosts SkateQilya Summer Camp Inspired by “Qalqilya” Film

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SkateQilya (Skate-Kil-ee-uh)

In October of 2013 a skate ramp was built in Palestine. Mohammed Othman and Adam Abel, two filmmakers who have been making a documentary film about a community of alternative athletes and artists in Qalqliya, organized the project and brought three U.S. professional skaters to Qalqilya to lead the construction. This included pro skater Kenny Reed, who will be returning to Qalqilya this summer to lead SkateQilya: A two-part camp and workshop at the skate ramp that uses skateboarding and art to teach community building and leadership skills to Palestinian youth in the West Bank city of Qalqilya.


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