Ex-Pro Snowboarder Wins Oscar For Best Documentary

Ex-professional snowboarder, Orlando von Einsiedel of London-based Grain media has just won the Oscar for best short subject documentary at the 89th annual Academy Awards on February 26, 2017. Von Einsiedel has worked on films such as ‘Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul’ (2010) and ’We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding’ (2013), and is now revered as one of the world’s leading documentarians thanks to the tough social issues his films tackle.

The Oscar was won for the film White Helmets, a film centred around a group in Syria who have saved more than 82,000 lives by combing the rubble after bombings to rescue survivors.


On the cover: Pukas’ Adur Letamendia surfing the Pukas Pegaso by Chris Christenson. Photo by Carles Medina.


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