Skating free

Elizabeth and Lauren find a safe and accepting community amongst roller skaters in Michigan. Welcoming of women and LGBTQ+ community, roller derby and feminist quad skating clubs carve out spaces for belonging, self-expression and the challenging of societal norms.

  • Audra Skuodaite
  • Audra Skuodaite
  • Elizabeth Tweadey
    Key Cast
  • Lauren Krill
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    120 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Michigan State University
  • Freep Film Festival
    United States
    April 28, 2023
    Official selection
  • Rainbow Fest Chicago
    United States
    June 10, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Audra Skuodaite

Born and raised in a coastal city in Lithuania, Audra was further shaped by experiences of living in different places across the globe, including Amsterdam, Vilnius, Singapore, and now – Michigan. Audra believes that storytelling has the power to bring communities closer together if done with due care in terms of inclusivity and diversity. In her own projects, she mainly focuses on issues pertaining to human rights, intersectional feminism and sustainablity.

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