Rollaball, Where Skateboards and Soccer Meet

6:29 PM Richie P. 0 Comments

Today marks the beginning of the London 2012 Paralympics Games.The summer games includes a wide range of sports ranging from traditional track and field events to wheelchair fencing. In light of this, last week Shadow and Act, introduced a new project documenting a "skateboard-inspired version of soccer" originating in Ghana for individuals with polio. In this ingenious sport coined, Rollaball, players are strapped to locally made skateboards which assistant in maneuvering across the concrete while their arms and hands move furiously to "hand-kicking" or "hand-pass" the ball. The film features the life of the Rolling Rockets team. For players, Rollaball is just another insouciant pastime, but a mechanism for rising out of poverty. Hopefully, Rollaball will become a Paralympic sport in the future.

Check out the Rollaball trailer!

*Support the Rollaball Movie KickStarter Campaign to help "create awareness about these men, their sport, and the plight of people with disabilities in developing nations."*

Some members of the Rolling Rockets in action!


Remember to watch the Paralympics, Aug 29-Sep 9.