Posts written by Julie Matlin
 

Julie is a freelance writer who was formerly the Head of Social Media for the National Film Board. Her background in the film industry, her work as a writer and her affinity for connecting with people made her a natural fit for the NFB. Her favourite films include The Big Snit, Strange Invaders, RiP! A Remix Manifesto and the interactive project, Flawed.

The Wellness Craze: Everything Old Is New Again

“Self-care” and “wellness” are two of the biggest buzzwords of the past decade, but the concept has been around for a while. Here are 5 films that tell the story.

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Unsung Canadian Heroes: Police Officers

Films

Unsung heroes are all around us; sometimes we see them, sometimes we don’t. This series focuses on those heroes, and how they contribute to our society.

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The Masters Series: Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin has made 50 films in a 50-year career with the National Film Board of Canada. It makes it hard to narrow it down to just 5.

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Satisfy Your Grace and Frankie Withdrawal Here

Finished binge-watching Grace and Frankie? We’ve got you covered. Here are 5 great films about elderly women who shoot from the hip.

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Tour Parliament Hill From Your Living Room

Education

With the centre block closing for 10 years for renovations, we’ve found 3 films that offer a tour of Parliament, along with the rest of Ottawa.

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Canada’s Involvement in the Korean War

With a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un looming, brush up on Canada’s involvement in the Korean War with these 4 films.

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NFB Pause: Patrick Bouchard is The Subject

Patrick Bouchard’s latest film, The Subject, also marks the first installment of our new series, NFB Pause.

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Explore Mental Health from 3 Different Perspectives

Films

Approximately 20 percent of Canadians live with mental health problems. Watch 3 films that offer 3 different perspectives on issues of mental health.

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Adult Animation Vol. 2: Afternoon Delight

Films

Not all animation is meant for children. In a follow-up to our first Adult Animation post, here are 5 more films to watch after the kids go to bed.

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The Masters Series: Evelyn Lambart

Evelyn Lambart is known as the First Lady of Animation, and was the first animator to join the NFB. Watch a selection of some of her films.

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6 Favourite Female-Centric Films

This week, we celebrate International Women’s Day with some of our marketing managers’ favourite female-centric NFB films. Enjoy.

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5 Films To Watch This Spring Break

Films

It’s spring break season across Canada. If your kids are going to spend any time in front of a screen, make the most of it and have them watch some fun and educational films from the NFB!

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