A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SURFING TRAINS

A Short Documentary About Surfing Trains
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A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SURFING TRAINS



Written by Robert Foster
28 Friday 28th March 2014

Staff riding is slang for train surfing in Katlehong, South Africa. Marco Casino’s documentary follows the kids behind the "sport", which is a big deal in the poverty-stricken township.

The train surfers -most of who are under 25 - face really fun stuff like amputations and often death for the rush of standing on top of a moving train. Describing the sport as a “suicide mission”, the surfers see it as a form of self expression.

Staff Riding won first prize in the Online Short Category from the 2014 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest.

STAFF RIDING SUB ENG from MARCO CASINO on Vimeo.

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