Skate Culture

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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