Netflix To Premiere Indian Skateboarding Film ‘Desert Dolphin’

Yesterday Netflix announced that they are acquiring Desert Dolphin, the long-awaited movie debut from Indian filmmaker Manjari Makijany. Desert Dolphin tells the story of Prarna (Rachel Saanjita Gupta), a girl in rural India who gets into skating and works toward competing in a national championship. They even built a skatepark for the film, the Desert Dolphin Skatepark, which is free to skate and is one of the biggest parks in India. (Watch a video on the making of the skatepark, located in the Khempur-Mavli district, above.) Netflix expects to premiere Desert Dolphin some time next year.

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