There’s a pretty cool video project launching today based around one of the first skateboarding films from the 1960’s – The Devil’s Toy (Claude Jutra). The NFB project titled The Devil’s Toy Redux is an online based interactive series of films that lets users explore the cities, its skaters, the boards they ride and their favorite places. The site’s theme-based navigation also highlights the issues that define the skaters’ experiences: confrontation, social resistance, resignation and resolve.

Steve Durand (photo: Anne-Marie Lavigne)

Director, Steve Durand (photo: Anne-Marie Lavigne)

Director Steve Durand shot the one based in New York, another 10 films cover all over the world: Los Angeles (Greg Hunt), Vancouver (Corey Adams), Montreal (Myriam Verreault), Victoriaville (Matt Charland), Lyon, France (Fred Mortagne), Bad Durkheim, Germany (Peter Schüttemeyer and Marten Persiel), Athens (Argyris Papadimitropoulos), Bor, Serbia (Nikola Ležaić), Johannesburg (Luke Jackson and Jess James Harris) and Singapore (Qi An Yuan). Click here to experience the project now.

The Devil’s Toy (1966) – The Original