7 Hills (2019)

7 Hills (2019)
8.3
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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release year: 2019 ()
  • Running time: 74 min
  • Original Title: 7 Hills
  • Voted: 26

Children's laughter and the sound of skateboards rolling have replaced explosions and screaming. The war torn Middle East acts as a backdrop to this amazing story of human survival. They are not 'refugees' they are humans. The 7 Hills skate park in Amman, Jordan offers an incredible oasis in a land riddled with war and tragedy. The city of Amman houses some of the largest numbers of refugees throughout the world. Refugees from Gaza, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Sudan come to the skate park every week to be taught how to skate by volunteers from all over the world as well. It is a joy to see the kids come alive while learning together and being in a community. The term "refugee" removes humanity from the individual. The Amman, Jordan-based 7 Hills skatepark manager, Mohammed Zakaria, shows how people can find hope and expression through skateboarding and community.

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  • excellent doc about how sports can bridge gaps by 9

    Wow. Very nicely crafted documentary about how, in a war torn country, life can prevail through the simplest of sports/hobbies. In this case skateboarding in Amman. Skateboarding is s bridge between those who might not be willing to share the same space as adults, and tells this lesson nicely. Good doc. Worth a watch.

  • Very moving documentary by 10

    I really enjoyed this movie and highly recommend it. It turned out to be much more powerful than I had originally thought and I was moved by the common thread giving each of them hope in their skating community. Something for all ages and very informative about the plight of the people living in Amman and the artistic community accepting others and encouraging their originality and dreams.

  • Excellent Documentary by 10

    This work captures a true look at skateboarding culture in a place you wouldn't necessarily think to find it. This sport brings positivity and structure to people's lives globally. This movie is well shot and has a good soundtrack. I highly recommend to anyone interested in skate culture or a good documentary!

  • Picturesque Setting, Skateboarding, and Kids Coming Together by 9

    7 Hills is a special kind of documentary with its picturesque setting, skateboarding, and kids coming together. Amman, Jordan, works as the backdrop, and its diversity and excitement come through with every shot. The movie highlights its locals, ex-pats, and refugees who congregate in the city and a specific skatepark that promotes democracy, equality, and community.

    For these skateboarders, and many in the world, it's about "the way you see things," overcoming "failure," and the "mental challenge." As somebody who has seen his fair share of skateboard movies, I would say this is not just another skateboard movie. 7 Hills is the kind of documentary I need and want to see. Great music, editing, direction, and a big heart. Bravo.

  • Very touching by 9

    Documentaries like this connect you to people and life.....Really loved it and can say sports are really the best way to bridge social gaps and remove social indifference....A must watch

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