in the most extremely different situations
united by the same idea of
a free spirit.
Thinking outside the box. In Gaza, in Oslo, in Johannesburg.
"It's a form of breaking free from the box we are placed in and
brainwashed to stay in. We think outside the box and use our environment
a little differently than we are programmed to. It's an art form, and a
sport. It pushes our mental and physical limits. " (Parkour in South Africa)
Gaza Parkour Team, 14th of November 2012.
The halling-way to do parkour. Filmed in Oslo.
Parkour in South Africa
All you need is a good pair of shoes and a free spirit.
"You fall and you get up and you learn from your mistakes."
Now, when I think of how the young people in Gaza are locked in there and can't get out, can't find any safe place when the bombs are falling. No force in the world seems to stop their free spirit to work on their art and sport, the parkour. I would guess it's a way of surviving.