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Canadian History in 10 NFB Films

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NFB Films Now Available on TELUS Optik TV

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TELUS Optik TV subscribers in British Columbia, Albert and Quebec can now watch free NFB films as part of their subscription package.

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Creative Doc Lab: Non-fiction Spreads its Wings

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It was the NFB’s founding film commissioner, that great Scottish visionary John Grierson, who actually coined the term “documentary” — and from its inception Canada’s public producer has played a leading role in developing the genre. With the feature-length doc currently enjoying an international renaissance, the NFB has partnered with the Canadian Film Centre to

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Canadian History in 10 NFB Films

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At 148 years, Canada has an incredibly rich and fascinating history, and unsurprisingly, you can learn about the highlights of Canadian history in the NFB archives. In honour of Canada Day, take a little journey back in time and learn about the history of Canada, as seen through 10 NFB films.

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Breaking Bread: Celebrating Multiculturalism on Canada Day

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Bread, our new interactive project, launches just in time to celebrate multiculturalism for Canada Day. Six women, 6 recipes, 6 different different stories.

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Music of the NFB | Discover A Vintage Vinyl

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In 1977, the NFB released an unusual item given its mandate and the nature of its activities: a vinyl record. Simply titled Musiques de l’O.N.F./Music of the N.F.B.: Volume 1, this double LP was produced in order to showcase the musical qualities of certain NFB productions.

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The Art of Adaptation: 4 Films Based on Books

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Adapting a great book into a film isn’t always easy. Watch 4 different adaptations, each of which took a different route from page to screen.

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Watch 10 NFB Films on Colour!

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After slogging through months of slush then months of puddles, we’ve finally been bequeathed some beautiful weather. In honour of the summer (and flowers and foliage) we’ve waited so long for, enjoy 10 of the NFB’s most beautiful films on colour!

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6 Short Films to Watch on National Aboriginal Day

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Enjoy 6 short films from our collection which celebrate different cultures and traditions in honour of National Aboriginal Day on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

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Celebrate 100 Years of Women in Animation

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We created a mini retrospective that highlights 100 invaluable years of work by women in animation, here at the NFB and abroad.

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We Regret to Inform You: Deconstructing Disability

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The notion that “disabled” and “productive” are mutually exclusive identities is skewered in We Regret to Inform You, a lively short doc from Northwest Studio that exposes the institutional obstacles facing Canadians living with disability. Heidi Janz was born with cerebral palsy: her mobility and speech are severely impaired. So when she recently lost her

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NFB Remixed | Watch 5 Music Videos Inspired by the NFB

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The NFB may be primarily known for documentaries and animation, but if you were to take a quick search through our archives, you’d find yourself knee-deep in music.

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Saskatchewan as seen through the NFB lens

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Discover films produced by the National Film Board of Canada on Saskatchewan and its people including Joe Fafard, Andrew Suknaski and Tommy Douglas.

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