Documentary

Explore the world of documentary—including biography, history, social and political issues, global cultures, and aboriginal topics.

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10 NFB Films Voiced by Famous Actors

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Sifting through our online collection, we’ve compiled this list of 10 NFB films that were narrated by famous actors and Hollywood legends.

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Friday Staff Pick | Go Behind The Music with Lonely Boy

Anyone who’s studied film will probably agree when I say: in every class, no matter what the topic, there’s always one film that sticks with you and that makes you fall in love with a genre or a director. Up to that point, I had fallen for a lot of different fiction titles but I never really cared for documentaries. However, this all changed when I fell for a NFB doc about a singing Canuck heartthrob.

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Attention Documentary Filmmakers: Apply Now for the NFB/CFC Creative Doc Lab

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The NFB/CFC Creative Doc Lab is now accepting submissions from documentary filmmakers to participate in the 2015/2016 program, beginning in September 2015.

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Controversial Newfoundland Politician Danny Williams in the Hot Seat

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The colourful and controversial former premier of Newfoundland, Danny Williams, answers 5 questions about his life philosophy and the new Danny documentary.

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Inventing a Tradition: Arthur Lipsett and the NFB’s “Studio X”

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In honour of Arthur Lipsett’s birthday (May 13, 1936) we’ve invited filmmaker, writer, and editor Brett Kashmere to talk about Lipsett’s films and the history of experimental cinema at the NFB in the 60s and 70s.

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Metamorphosis | Filming Begins on New Velcrow Ripper/Nova Ami Documentary

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Learn more about Metamorphosis, our upcoming Velcrow Ripper doc about humanity’s pressing need to cope with the climate crisis it has created.

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Rent 3 Hard-Hitting Docs on Mental Illness and Violent Crime

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Rent Life With Murder, NCR: Non Criminally Responsible and Out of Mind, Out of Sight, a trilogy of John Kastner docs about mental illness and violent crime.

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Check out the 10 best Canadian films of all time

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The Toronto International Film Festival has published the latest update of the 10 best Canadian films of all time and 5 of the 10 films listed happen to be NFB productions or co-productions.

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Love Owls? Watch 5 Films to Feed Your Owl Obsession on NFB.ca

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Obsessed with owls? Check out these 5 short films about owls on NFB.ca.

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Need film recommendations? We’ve got you covered.

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Ever feel like your favourite streaming service just isn’t making the right recommendations for you? Check out our helpful list for a Canadian twist to your movie consumption!

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Watch Motherland: Tales of Wonder on NFB.ca

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What’s a good mom? Where does the myth of the self-sacrificing mother come from? Dive into the heart of motherhood with our doc Motherland: Tales of Wonder.

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Hot Docs 2015 | Discover the 8 NFB Docs Presented At the Festival This Year

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Hot Docs 2015 is around the corner! Read about and watch trailers for the 8 new and exciting documentaries we’ll be screening there next month.

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