Friday, June 12, 2015

Video: "The Devil's Toy"

A thing of beauty, thanks to my buddy Anthony for sharing it with me.  

"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."

Directed by Claude Jutra, music by Pierre F. Brault.

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