Thalente Biyela was a well known skateboarder in South Africa despite being homeless, but setting foot on US soil was a reality check given the level of talent he’s had the opportunity to skate alongside. Through the process of documenting his experience, we’ve witnessed Thalente cast aside his internal doubts and embrace his individuality with a passionate approach towards life. Currently in the process of post-production on the feature length documentary, I Am Thalente, we're able to share some of the skate footage compiled while he’s been in the US.
I Am Thalente will be complete in July of this year, following which we will announce the release dates.
Skateboarder: Thalente Biyela
Director: Natalie Johns
Producer: Colin Kennedy
Editor / Camera: Brett Shaw
Camera: Lawrence McCallam
Song: Gil Scott Heron - “Your Soul and Mine”