Doris Duke Theatre launched HI Sk8 Films in 2011 to give Hawai‘i’s skateboarders an unprecedented opportunity to share the way they see the islands through film. They took full advantage, and each year since have presented to a growing audience the fun, innovative, and skillful ways they use local skate parks, residential hills, urban architecture, and cameras to create works of art. This year’s showcase diverges slightly from past years’ emphasis on technical skate tricks, and presents select shorts in experimental and documentary styles of filmmaking. But don’t worry, there is still plenty of gnarly skating for the diehards—and plenty of humor to boot.
Photos courtesy of John Oliveira and Lila Lee.
Learn more about this year's films and related programming: