Young Afghan Girls Skateboarding Is the Best Thing You’ll See Today Skateistan In a country where radical conservatives are literally poisoning girls who are trying to educate themselves, there is no snapshot of Afghanistan that brings us more joy than this humanity-reaffirming video of young skateboarders. Follow Us Skateistan is a non-political, independent, and inclusive NGO started by Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich, who when he went to work in Kabul five years ago found himself being begged by street-working girls to teach them how to dougie skateboard. The result, a co-ed skateboarding school, takes kids from the streets to the skate park to the classroom. So *that’s* why “Whatever, NARC” is such a popular expression in Afghanistan. And here’s the trailer for the newly released full-length documentary, Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul. SEE ALSO: • Captioning Obama’s Secret Trip to Afghanistan • 150 Afghan Girls Poisoned For Crime of Trying to Get an Education • Taliban Commander Demands Cash Reward for Turning Himself In Follow Us [Upworthy via Vulture] Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.