Posts written by Carolyne Weldon
 

Carolyne Weldon is a writer and photographer currently living in Montreal. Her interests include motherhood, travel, music, martial arts, language, subcultures and spirituality. Contact her at c.weldon@nfb.ca

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Photo Friday | Diggers of the Deep

Around the world, many miners celebrate December 4 as Miners Day and commemorate their patron saint, St. Barbara, requesting her continuing protection for their daily work. (In the US, National Miner’s Day is December 6, marking the anniversary of the worst mining accident in history on December 6, 1907, in Monogah, West Virginia, when 362 miners died.)

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ART OF EATING

Foodies on Film | Watch The Art of Eating on NFB.ca

Join members of Club Prosper Montagné for a sublime feast in this mouthwatering 10-minute doc.

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Photo Friday | In Praise of Hands

As the purchasing frenzy begins, ahead of the winter holidays, check out these great photos of craftspeople from around the world and the lovely things they make by hand.

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Watch 6 Short Films About Pianists and Pianos

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Enjoy 6 short NFB films starring the mightiest of instruments – the piano – and some of the sensitive souls who devoted their lives to mastering it for our enjoyment.

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DRAG THE RED

this river | New Short Doc Gives Voice to Indigenous People Searching for Loved Ones

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Watch this river, a brand-new short doc that chronicles the efforts of Drag the Red, a volunteer organization that searches the Red River for clues relating to missing members of the Indigenous community.

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Photo Friday | Eskimo Children on Baffin Island (1957)

Celebrate Universal Children’s Day with these stunning photos from Eskimo Children on Baffin Island, by Doug Wilkinson (How to Build an Igloo).

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Water Protectors | From Fort Good Hope to Standing Rock

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As opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline keeps growing in Standing Rock, North Dakota, watch two inspiring films that document anti-pipeline movements here in Canada.

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WWII Animation | Watch 7 Very Short Wartime Cartoons

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This Remembrance Day, enjoy an intriguing window into the past with these 7 very short cartoons created to support the war effort during WWII.

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DEATH AND DYING

Day of the Dead | 10 Vital NFB Films on Death and Dying

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In honour of the Day of the Dead today, watch 10 powerful NFB films that skillfully tackle the eternal topic of death and dying.

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Free Animation! | 5 Seriously Spooky NFB Films to Watch this Halloween

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Ominous, unsettling, eerie or crawling with creepy creatures, here are 5 free animation films to spook you out. Happy Halloween!

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Canada Screams! | Rent Blood-Curdling Canadian Horror for Halloween

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This Halloween, freak yourself out proper with these homegrown creep-inducing flicks.

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Photo Friday | Salmon Fishing on the Fraser in 1949

Travel back to 1949 for a picturesque fishing tour of the Fraser with these striking black-and-white photographs taken from the set of Red Runs the Fraser.

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