Watch India’s train surfers tempt fate with high-speed stunts in this entrancing short film by Adrien Cothier.
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In Mumbai, India, a crew of young daredevils finds an escape from the slums in the dangerous “sport” of train surfing. These teenagers defy death out of boredom—hanging on to the outside of trains for a few exhilarating minutes of adrenaline rush. In addition to putting themselves in extreme danger, they also risk police beatings and heavy fines for engaging in the illegal activity.
Train Surfing: One Mistake and This Illegal ‘Sport’ Might Kill You | Short Film Showcase