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 | Inside Alberta’s Reclusive Hutterite Colonies

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Legendary NFB filmmaker (1926-2016) Colin Low had a gift for capturing life. From Fogo Island to the ancestral lands of the Blood Indians, Low entered isolated communities and captured lives rarely – if ever – seen on film. A great example of his knack for gaining both trust of and access to his subjects is his short film The Hutterites

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Photo Friday | Wolves-O-Rama

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Fairy tales wolves get a bad rap. They’re always up to no good, terrorizing helpless pigs or chowing down grandmothers. But how savage are wolves in reality? According to filmmaker Bill Mason, who spent a fair part of his career learning about, caring for and filming wolves, not very. On the contrary, wolves are disciplined hunters, respected leaders

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Puppet School of the Streets: Watch Grant Munro’s One Little Indian on NFB.ca

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Learn some basic traffic safety rules with Grant Munro’s quirky puppet animation, One Little Indian (1954.)

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Photo Friday | Young, Wild and Free: Hanging Out With Fogo’s Children

Fogo is an island that lies off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, in the Atlantic Ocean. Though only about 25 km long and 14 km wide, the island has always fascinated anyone brave and determined enough to set foot there… or blessed enough to have entered the world there. The NFB’s own Colin Low (1926-2016) was one

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Cure for Love: When Sex and Scriptures Clash

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Leading up to May 17th, which marks International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, we are highlighting works that give voice to the LGBTQ experience on NFB.ca. Learn more about one of our selected films, the unsettling Cure for Love, in this popular post from 2012. * While many films end with weddings, our feature documentary Cure for Love

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Moms on Film: Celebrate Mother’s Day the NFB Way

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Happy Mother’s Day! This weekend, celebrate moms everywhere with this great photo selection of iconic mothers found in NFB films. (Films available for free viewing on NFB.ca are linked in green below each image.) * Angotee: Story of an Eskimo Boy, 1953. The Things I Cannot Change, 1967. Home Feeling: Struggle for a Community, 1983. River Journey, 1984. Famille

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Making Movie History | New iPad App Brings Together Portraits of 61 Iconic NFB Figures

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A new iPad app exploring the NFB’s unique place in Canadian cinema is now available on the iTunes Canada App Store. GET APP The app, Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts, features 61 short profiles of some of the greatest artists, rebels and dreamers the NFB has ever known. Originally created as a web-based celebration of

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Photo Friday | Filming with Montreal’s Urban Poor in the 1960s

The NFB was always cutting-edge. Between 1967 and 1980, its activist documentary program Challenge for Change produced almost 250 films and videos to confront a wide spectrum of issues, from poverty to sexism to marginalization. Coming into and working with low-income communities, the program used video recordings and closed circuit television to stimulate social debate and action. Among the

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National Canadian Film Day: Our Staff Picks

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Check out our staff picks for National Canadian Film Day

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Check Out Seances, Guy Maddin’s Latest Interactive Cinema Experiment

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Now you see it; now you don’t.

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Photo Friday | Meet the Indigenous Peoples of B.C.’s Skeena River in 10 Gorgeous Pics

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After the Fraser, the Skeena is British Columbia’s second longest river. For the area’s first inhabitants, the Tsimshian and Gitxsan, whose names respectively mean “inside the Skeena River” and “people of the Skeena River,” the river is everything. Take a trip up river and back in time with these sweet images taken from the archives of Peoples of the

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Free Animation! | Celebrate World Health Day With 5 Tonic Shorts

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Despite the fact it is (or should be) everyone’s highest, most prized possession, health remains a bit of a mystery. What is health, exactly? Harmony between all of the body’s parts? The absence of disease? It is somewhat unclear. All we know for sure is what it feels like when we have it, and what it feels like

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