Beware kids: skateboards are the ‘Devil’s Toy’

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 – 1966

Punchlines for Progress: Remixed Comedy

Mash Up documentary ‘Punchlines for Progress: Why Jon Stewart is one of the most trusted men in America.‘ uses a variety of media sources to document the role of the ‘court jester’. Featuring poignant  and hilarious interviews with the likes of John Stewart, George Carlin, Lenny Bruce and many more celebrating the robust history of American satire and freedom of speech. Created by Marie Wustner.