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Ishariah Johnson – known as ‘Stormskater’ – started skating eleven years ago, picking up tips, tricks, and techniques from other skaters in different spots across the city. Whether in parks or car parks, people flock together to learn with each other and create a community. Now one of the most well-respected skaters in the UK, roller skating is for Johnson a way to earn a living but also to take up space and to create a sense of belonging. Observing Johnson skate, Stormskater gives us an insight into the sport and its community, showing its relevance through issues of appropriation, ownership, authenticity, as well as the fundamental need for shared public space. Johnson’s dream is to open her own skate school to nurture the next generation. The roller-skating community welcomes all from day one, and this film welcomes it back with this love letter.