Netflix 'Skater Girl': Air time, how to live stream, trailer and all about Indian coming-of-age film
It is sure to tug at heartstrings as it follows a teenager's fight against all odds to pursue her dreams of becoming a skater
"These kids cannot be skating like that in the middle of the streets," says a disgruntled cop who seems to be miffed with the way London-bred advertising executive Jessica (Amy Maghera) and her friend (Jonathan Readwin) are running the show in rural Rajasthan, India.
The inspiring feature film is sure to tug at heartstrings as it follows a teenager's fight against all odds to pursue her dreams of becoming a skater - a feat tough and unheard of where she lived.
'Skater Girl' will premiere on June 11, Friday at 12 am PST.
How to live stream
For those interested, the drama film can be streamed here.
A Netflix press release described 'Skater Girl' as a "coming-of-age story about confidence, courage, and the profound impact of blazing your own trail." The feature film is set in a remote village that follows Prerna (Rachel Saanchita Gupta) and her life bound by traditions. In an effort to break out of the vicious cycle, she takes on a journey that is laced with challenges that only get intense with time.
"The kids become infatuated with the sport, skating through the village, disrupting everything and everyone around them. Determined to empower and encourage their newfound passion, Jessica sets out on an uphill battle to build the kids their own skatepark, leaving Prerna with a difficult choice between conforming to society's expectations of her or living out her dream of competing in the National Skateboarding Championships," the release further elaborated.
Written, directed, and produced by Manjari Makijany, 'Skater Girl' is her fourth film after having helmed critically acclaimed short films 'I See You,' 'The Corner Table' and 'The Last Marble.' It stars Rachel, Jonathan, Amy, and Shafin Patel in key roles with a special appearance from Bollywood legend Waheeda Rehman.
The film is produced by Emmanuel Pappas and co-written and produced by Vinati Makijany.
Since its release on May 14, the trailer has clocked in over 500K views with almost 900 comments, most of which were positive. "After scrolling down and reading few comments, I realised that nobody knew this, but this is a real story. A tourist did build a skate park in Janwar, MP," one posted, while another wrote: "As an Indian, i confirm the elements shown in this movie is true like a conservative society which is not open to unconventional activities like skateboarding and there are men things and women things so a girl on a skateboard is a big NO. Movies like this really makes a better change in people's mind and we need more movies like this."
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