As the burden of life sets in, three childhood friends find brotherhood, refuge and a means to conquer gravity through skateboarding. MINDING THE GAP is a study of life in the American Rust Belt after the recession, a unique yet universal coming of age story and a stunning celebration of skate video aesthetics. The combination of impressive, contemplative skateboarding sequences and honest and intimate interviews with the young protagonists makes Bing Liu’s debut documentary feature a warm, youthful and moving meditation on growing up.
MINDING THE GAP has won our main competition programme for international documentaries, Documentaire Extraordinaire.
Bing Liu (USA) MINDING THE GAP is Liu’s debut as a documentary director.