In a country scarred by war and religious extremism, the youth of Iraq turns to another activity: skateboard. It is at nightfall, when the temperatures become bearable, that these young Baghdadis gather to listen to hip-hop, do tricks and give themselves the opportunity to enjoy life. While the older ones perform acrobatic tricks and stunts of all kinds, the younger ones watch and dream of growing up.
Iraq is a war-torn country following the US invasion in 2004. Although the country has seen its dictator fall and the US troops withdraw, it is still plagued today by corruption and insecurities. On the 1st of October, 2019, thousands of Iraqis, most under the age of 30, went into the streets to protest against the corrupted government. The repression that unfolds killed 420 people and left 17,000 injured. In a country financially crippled, skateboard offers positivity for the youth.