Film shares the journey to sobriety and renewed spirit of Kanai skateboarder

PIITA AAPASSKAAN is an 18-minute film about Kyle young Pine’s journey. (Supplied Photo)

By Crystal St.Pierre, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter More than 20 years ago Brock Davis Mitchell took a photo of skateboarder and friend Kyle Young Pine. That black and white print would become a contract, of sorts, for an inspiring documentary. It was a bridge that brought two old friends together again after years of drifting apart. The photo captured a smiling young First Nations skateboarder living in Okotoks, Alta. Behind the smile, however, was a teenager caught in a life of trauma and, despite his real talent, on the road to addiction and hopelessness. PIITA AAPASSKAAN is an 18-minute film about the crossroads the young man reaches and the decision he makes to regain the spirit of his life. Young Pine’s home life was normal, or so he thought. He…

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