United Skates Looks At African-American Roller Rink History (Trailer)

[youtube id=”0BADk7n0x6A”]United Skates is a documentary from filmmakers Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler about the history of African-American skate culture. The pair start with the current skating world in Central Park and then leads the viewer into skate parties that take place through word of mouth around the country. The film is a tribute to the importance skating rinks served in the community as places for people to socialize and a place where many artists started their careers. Salt-N-Pepa are interviewed on camera about the cultural role of the skating rink in African-American communities. John Legend executive produced the film which will air on HBO Monday, February 18th at 8 PM ET.