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

This short 1966 documentary dedicated “to all victims of intoleranceā€ 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