The Devil’s Toy Redux (Trailer)


One of the most powerful tool to define yourself is through actions. When it comes to a group of people the ensemble of those actions make what we call history. History in that regard is the most useful tool to define really what was and was not. Of course it can be objective, facts can be argued etc… but the base is here. In a world where marketing has taken and transformed over and over again what street culture is, the chance to get to the source of the impulse since to get thiner. In 1966 in Montreal, a young director named Claude Jutra made one of the world’s first skateboarding films, The Devil’s Toy, with just a shoulder-mounted camera and a bunch of kids on boards. The National Film Board of Canada has used Jutra’s groundbreaking film as the inspiration for a new global online experience, The Devil’s Toy Redux, launching April 30. In The Devil’s Toy Redux, the original film takes its place alongside 11 new short films by directors from around the world, all inspired by the Jutra classic. The   official website will allow users to navigate from one film to the next and witness the evolution of skate culture across the globe through a multiplicity of lenses, as skateboarders, filmmakers, web developers and designers all share their unique points of view. How is that for a piece of history? Watch trailer…

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