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Automobilen The Forgotten Skateboarding Monument

Now streaming on SVT Play. Automobilen Skatepark The Forgotten Skateboarding Monument, currently limited to viewers in Sweden.


"Nestled in a thicket along the old E6 outside Falkenberg, Sweden lies a peculiar sight – an abandoned concrete skatepark, which over the years seems to have lost its former luster.


However, this is no ordinary park; it is actually one of the world's oldest. This concrete oasis has aged like a living book, where truths dance with untruths, hidden in its concrete cracks. Its existence is not merely a local curiosity but rather a vivid portrayal of a time when skateboard culture was taking its first tentative steps.


Among these enchanted souls is the skateboarder John Magnusson. Upon learning that a new residential area plan is being devised, potentially delivering the final blow to the skatepark, he takes matters into his own hands in a desperate attempt to save this unique piece of history.


With images and archives emerging for the first time, Automobilen takes us on a road trip to the "Las Vegas of Halland" in the 70s, a place that was anything but abandoned. Stories from both past and present are woven around the big question: What really constitutes cultural heritage?"


For more information on the film: https://www.vargtassfilm.com/portfolio/automobilen

Check out our full article / podcast on Automobilen: https://www.skateboardingcrucible.com/post/automobilen-snakerun-falkenberg


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