The Scars of Ali Boulala

The Scars of Ali Boulala

Country/ies
Sweden
Serbia
Production
Sisyfos Film (Sweden); Horopter Film Production (Serbia); Folk Film (Norway)
Editor
Lenght
100
Original Language
Original language
Status
Completed
Completed in
2021
Eurodoc Participant
Mario Adamson
Eurodoc Producer
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Year participation
2019
Distribution

At 16 years old, Ali Boulala was on top of the world: the Swedish skateboarding prodigy snagged a sponsorship from Flip Skateboards, who flew him out to LA at the height of the 90s skating craze. Boulala spent his days trying to nail new tricks for DIY videos and hanging out with a global cohort of other precocious pros, who loved Boulala for his charisma and punk-inflected style. But the indulgences of life on tour—especially for a group of death-defying teenagers—took its toll, building to a tragic accident that changed Boulala’s life forever.

Festivals & Awards

World Premiere: TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL (USA) - Documentary Competition