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Empowering Music Video Captures the Female Skateboarding Scene in India

Director Sasha Rainbow traveled to Bangalore, India to capture the city’s emerging female skateboarding scene for Wild Beasts’s music video “Alpha Female.”

“In places like Afghanistan, Cambodia, and India, skating has not been solidified as a male sport and therefore has had a massive cultural impact, teaching values about self-empowerment through skateboarding,” Rainbow tells Dazed. “Because of the current political climate in the west and attitudes of intolerance and sexism across the world, I wanted to create a video that celebrates everyone who takes the risk to be themselves.”

Rainbow also divulged plans to film a longer documentary on the subject.

Read the full story here and watch the video below.