A documentary in the footsteps of the Star Wars Kid

A documentary on the traces of the Star Wars Kid

An image from the documentary “In the shadow of the Star Wars Kid”

What became of Ghyslain Raza, better known by the nickname Star Wars Kid? Télé-Québec tells us in a documentary that will be broadcast on March 30.

While he was a high school student, in 2003, Quebecer Ghyslain Raza became, despite himself, one of the first viral phenomena from the web to the world. The video of him wielding a Star Wars lightsaber garnered a billion views worldwide, before the advent of social media.

Twenty years later, he confides in Mathieu Fournier's camera in the documentary Dans l'ombre from the Star Wars Kid.

We can get through it. You don't have to let yourself be defined by events like these.

Ghyslain Raza

In the film, the man who is currently completing a doctorate in law returns to his high school to speak cyberbullying he has experienced. Several experts are also analyzing the cultural and social impact of this viral video.

In the shadow of the Star Wars Kid will be broadcast on Télé-Québec on March 30 at 8 p.m. and online at telequebec.tv.

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