Watch 5 Newly Released Docs on NFB.caNews
The films deal with a range of subjects that are relevant to the lives and concerns of Canadians: refugees and war zones, homophobia and human rights, environmental issues, the living conditions of Indigenous peoples.
Here are 5 films to start your viewing experience:
A fascinating portrait of the former Premier of Newfoundland, Danny Williams, in his fight to turn the province from a have not to a have province. The film also includes the fight Williams engaged with Stephen Harper, one that brought him a great deal of attention and praise.
The Coca-Cola Case
Did multinational Coca-Cola hire hit-men to assassinate Columbian workers who tried to set up a union? This investigative documentary attempts to shed light on a sordid affair.
Paul Cowan (Paris 1919; The Kid Who Couldn’t Miss) had unprecedented access to the United Nations in making this film about U.N. Peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo where all hell has broken loose.
The People of the Kattawapiskak River
Legendary indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin explores in depth the Cree community of Northern Ontario where living conditions resembled those of a third world country.
In this absorbing documentary five people from around the world seek asylum in Canada to escape homophobic violence.
Want more? Have a look at all 62 new films here. Enjoy!