Directors: Daniel Simón and David Corrochano
Camera and edit: David Corrochano
Sound design and music: Benet Serra
Location: Taghazout, Morocco.
Starring: Wafa Heboul, Moufaiza,
“Raised by Sand & Salty Water” is a short documentary co-directed by David Corrochano and Daniel Simon, featuring Wafa Heboul, a Moroccan skater girl from Taghazout. The film explores Wafa’s inspiring life story and how skateboarding has shaped her journey, while also highlighting the broader influence of skateboarding and surfing in Arabic culture. Through Wafa’s personal narrative, the documentary showcases the impact of skateboarding on social and economic development in rural areas like Taghazout, challenging traditional gender roles and empowering young girls to pursue their dreams fearlessly. “Raised by Sand & Salty Water” offers a captivating glimpse into the transformative power of skateboarding, shedding light on its profound effects on Arabic culture, feminism, and the progress of marginalized communities.