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 CIDADE DE DEUS SKATE ARTE, BRAZIL

CITY OF GOD
RELEASE 2024

This year, In Action, Damian Platt, Ademafia and Clown Skateboards are trying to help the City of God Skate Arte project in Brazil raise funds for classes, sporting/cultural events, workshops, and lectures.

To start the fund raising CIDADE DE DEUS CAPSULE - DROP 1 of skateboards will be released on the 29th February 2024. Celebrating the 21st Anniversary of the re-release of the four-time Oscar-nominated Brazillian masterpiece CITY OF GOD, this collection by Clown Skateboards and AllcityX has been produced to help CDD SKATE ARTE.

This special release skateboard will be available in a limited number of shops at the end of February both in the UK and the USA. As the film release gets wider in other countries, Clown Skateboards hope to make DROP 2 available to other independent shops to help raise more funds for the Brazil project.

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ABOUT CDD SKATE ARTE

The CDD SKATE ARTE project was born in 2018 in the face of the military intervention that was taking place in Rio de Janeiro. As a countermeasure in CDD, which was the scene of the urban warfare that was taking place that year. The project succeeded in renovating a skate park in the favela, collected 15 skateboards for classes and promoted sporting/cultural events, workshops and lectures. 

Sport can be a way of transforming the lives of children and young people. It can give them a different path in life if they decide to become professionals, or it can serve as a necessary escape tool. It's very important in the favela because it's a breath of fresh air in the midst of so many bad events. Together they expand community coexistence through integrated actions that complement sports development. The increase of more than 100% from 2011 to 2021 shows that the number of skateboarders has never risen so significantly. Every child's development must start with experimentation and awareness. What a child is, what they feel and know, they learn through their senses and direct contact.

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Today they run classes twice a week in Praca Quirino area 13, offering cultural and sporting activities to 60 children and young people. Promoting social inclusion through weekly skateboarding classes, encouraging sports initiation as a strategy for new opportunities, a tool for combating marginalization and urban violence, bringing a different worldview, autonomy and health to the participants. The weekly classes occur both in the square and in the Sesi Cidania space, where we have secured a partnership to use the rooms and auditorium.

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