Indian drama Skater Girl captures reality of rural life for women

The new film is inspired by the emerging competitive skateboarding scene in India. PHOTO: NETFLIX
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LOS ANGELES - The uplifting coming-of-age drama Skater Girl follows teenager Prerna (Rachel Saanchita Gupta) in rural India, as she finds an unlikely escape from her impoverished circumstances.

Now streaming on Netflix, the new film is inspired by the emerging competitive skateboarding scene in India, which has provided an outlet for young girls to feel free.

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