A look at NYC's female skate culture and the girls who are taking a stand to shift social norms in their city.


Running time

7 minutes

Country / Nationality

United States

Our Judges say:

A group of female skaters talk about what the skating community means to them, and their place in the city that is home.

Anna Paxton

Of not the best skate films in the festival. It's a must watch with some amazing female characters never being held down by the man. 👊🎥

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

excellent documentary on a feminist urban expiration / skate group in New York. Brilliantly shot and beautifully made.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

A great mini doc demonstrating how adventuring in your environment; wherever that might be, can develop personal and political independence and community.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

"Brujas" is an urban, free-form, creative and autonomous organisation that seeks to build radical political coalition through youth culture. This group of minority female skaters express community through skateboarding, art and political organising. 

This NYC collective has created a nationwide following inspiring change makers, creatives and skaters alike to come together in solidarity to exercise their freedom of expression. 

This is Brujas.