Concrete Jungle Foundation’s new short documentary ‘The Wave’

08.09.2020 - 1 min read
by Troy Bjorkman

Shot by CJF volunteer Julian Sonntag during the construction of Kingston’s first skatepark, ‘The Wave’ trails the history of the Jamaican skate scene, the local community’s quest for a park, and the Freedom Skatepark Project that as a result took place in the spring of 2020.

The story unfolds through the experiences and reflections of the surfers and skaters in the Eight Mile Bull Bay area, while also handling themes of self-improvement through sport, local community development and the unifying global family we call skateboarding.

As the short film (20 min.) is now making the rounds at film festivals around the world, it is not yet visible to the public. That being said, local premieres have and are scheduled to take place in the UK, France, The Netherlands, Germany and San Diego over the upcoming months. If you’re in the London area over the September 11-13 weekend make sure to make it out to the Grove DIY for the event!

Also, if you would like to organise a screening of the film in your area, please get in touch at We’d be happy to release it to you for a local premiere!

Members of our monthly giving programme CJFamily also receive early bird, unlimited access to the film. If you have the means, please consider joining to help us reach more marginalized youth through skateboarding.

Thank you to everyone who’ve contributed to this movement of global solidarity so far. May the playgrounds be played in forever.

Concrete Jungle Foundation (CJF)

CJF's The wave poster

Picture by Ayden Stoefen