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| 15 min

Documentaire qui saisit sur le vif des jeunes sur leurs planches à roulettes. Aussi populaire en 1965 qu’en 2009, ce sport sur une jambe ou deux offre un beau spectacle mais une loi l’interdit dans la rue. Le cinéaste a capté leur soif de liberté.

  • director
    Claude Jutra
  • script
    Claude Jutra
  • producer
    Marcel Martin
  • images
    Michel Brault
  • sound
    Sidney Pearson
  • editing
    Werner Nold
  • narration
    Charles Denner
  • song
    Geneviève Bujold
  • music
    Pierre F. Brault


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Ages 11 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Diversity - Identity
Health/Personal Development - Fitness/Physical Activities
History and Citizenship Education - Modernization of Quebec Society (1929-1980)

A short documentary about the dawn of skateboarding culture in Montreal. Ideal for discussions, research assignments, and essays about youth culture and counterculture in post-World War II Quebec. How do contemporary attitudes towards skateboards and skater culture compare and contrast to the attitudes depicted in the film? What objects have the same symbolic role of the skateboard today? Why do you think skateboards and similar objects can be perceived as threats to social order? The film is dedicated to “all victims of intolerance.” What does that mean for the film? What does that mean for you? 

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