June 08, 2014

The Devil's Toy

The National Film Board of Canada has made this interesting little film available, "The Devil's Toy." It's an interesting and fun watch. Here's the synopsis:

This short 1966 documentary dedicated "to all victims of intolerance” depicts the dawn of skateboarding in Montreal. A new activity frowned upon by police and adults, skateboarding gave youngsters a thrilling sensation of speed and freedom. This film - the first Canadian documentary ever made about the sport - captures the exuberance of boys and girls having the time of their lives in free-wheeling downhill locomotion.

Give the film a watch. It falls into the "skateboarding is not a crime" category.

The Devil's Toy by Claude Jutra, National Film Board of Canada

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