Minding the Gap

Kartemquin Films

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Sarah Jesmer

A critically-acclaimed film created in Rockford shows skateboarding is more than a hobby for some.

Audience members walking through the doors of Rockford's Nordlof Center received pamphlets on reducing trauma. That's because the film, called Minding the Gap, highlights hard truths about trauma and abuse as seen through the lens of local skateboarders.

Filmmaker Bing Liu grew up in Rockford. He says there's a deep misconception about what happens at a skate park.