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Information about what’s happening in the film community at large as well as stories of interest to Canadians.

NFB Film Club Programming – Spring 2017

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The NFB Film Club is gearing up for another season of rich and wide-ranging programming, offering a new set of titles to help you celebrate spring. Come see!

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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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Colin Low (1926-2016) | The NFB and Canada Lose a True Pioneer of Cinema

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Canada has lost a giant of cinema with the passing of Colin Low, who died in Montreal on February 24 at the age of 89. Born on July 24, 1926, in Cardston, Alberta, Mr. Low pioneered breakthroughs across virtually every genre of film, during an illustrious career at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

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Welcome to Canada! The NFB Gives the Gift of Film to Syrian Refugees

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As you may have heard, the Canadian government is preparing to welcome 25,000 refugees from Syria over the next few months. Upon arrival, they will be provided with permanent resident status, a social insurance number, a winter jacket (straight from our Premier’s hands, for some), as well as welcome kits that include a Parks Canada tuque, children’s books, a copy

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Gil’s Gift  

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Gil Cardinal — fearless filmmaker and big-hearted mentor to generations of Indigenous artists — has left us. He died in his hometown of Edmonton on November 21, and while scores of friends and admirers across Canada and around the world are mourning their loss, they are also celebrating his singular and enduring achievement. “Gil’s legacy

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NFB Film Club: Check Out the Winter 2016 Programming

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Another exciting season of cinema awaits you this winter at the NFB Film Club, with a brand-new selection of diverse shorts and features just waiting to be discovered. The winter lineup offers five programs for general audiences, plus a program of children’s films—perfect opportunities to learn, be moved… and even amazed. Happy viewing! The Sex

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