Skateboarder and independent filmmaker Amelia Brodka has released this teaser for her documentary Underexposed – about women’s skateboarding and the skate industry’s approach to female skateboarders – due out late August, 2012.
When Amelia Brodka first saw female skaters at the X-Games she was inspired to go skateboarding herself. But these moments of skater grrrl stoke in the media were few and far between so she set out asking the question: how can the industry promote and increase opportunities for girls and women who want to pursue skateboarding? She found the answer in producing a great film herself.
With Underexposed Brodka has interviewed many of the key players in women's skateboarding and the wider industry including the likes of Mimi Knoop and Ed Templeton, who turned Elissa Steamer pro at Toy Machine.
The doc is currently touring the US but you can follow the Underexposed Doc Facebook page to find a screening near you.