The holidays are just around the corner and bloggers everywhere are compiling their top 10 lists.
Art Threat, a blog about politics and the arts, included two NFB titles among their favourite things. Both Norman McLaren – The Master’s Edition and Roadsworth: Crossing the Line came in at number 9. Roadsworth will be available on DVD soon, but the The Master’s Edition box set, which includes the complete works of Norman McLaren, is ready to order at the NFB online store.
To get you in the mood, enjoy A Chairy Tale, the Oscar-nominated short by Norman McLaren and Claude Jutra.
Jesse Wente, of CBC Radio’s Q Blog, ranks Alanis Obomsawin – The Collection: 270 Years of Resistance number 5 on his list of top 10 DVDs of 2008. This set of four films gives a voice to North America’s First Peoples and documents the 1990 Oka Crisis in Quebec. This collection is also available at the NFB online store.
To give you a taste, watch this short clip about the making of Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, which explains how the project came to be.