Watch This Ain't California
- 1 hr 30 min
This Ain't California is a hybrid documentary about the little known skating subculture that existed in the former East Germany. The film follows three skaters from childhood all the way to adolescence. The director, Marten Persiel, uses a blend of Super 8 film, archived footage, and captivating interviews to tell the story of youthful determination. Just like any other skateboarding documentary, this one is filled with grinds, kickflips, ollies, and more. The film also explores how the government thought skating was a direct threat against domesticity. It was produced in 2013.