Documentary

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

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The NFB heads to TIFF with 7 films

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We’re gearing up for the Toronto International Film Festival with 5 NFB films in the running. Check out some trailers and clips here. See you at the fest!

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5 films on literature: Atwood, Kerouac, Mowat, and more…

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Bookworms unite! Watch 5 revealing and inspiring documentaries about some of the world’s greatest writers. You may even learn something new about a favourite writer you thought you knew.

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Mark UN International Youth Day with 5 films

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Celebrate the smart, talented, and creative youth of the world on International Youth Day with these inspiring and entertaining films.

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A doc by any other name: explore 4 types of documentary films

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Think a documentary is about “truth”? Think again! These 4 types of documentary films may have almost nothing in common with each other—except that they all present a compelling vision of the world we live in.

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The First World War’s 100th anniversary: a cinematic commemoration

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Mark the centenary of the First World War with free public film screenings and special programming on NFB.ca. Explore now!

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Summer Films, Part II: more shimmery cinema for your vacation

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Here come more of our best, sunniest, and most satisfying summer films. Got some free time on vacation? Grab a laptop and sit on the dock with these cinematic treats.

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Celebrate summer vacation with Summer Films: Part I

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Got a lazy afternoon to spend with us? Check out these these funny, inspiring, beautiful, and relaxing summer films during your summer vacation.

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A visit with our furry friends: watch 5 animal docs

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Join our friends in the animal kingdom for a tour through their habitats, activities, and personalities. You won’t look at raccoons the same way again!

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High Grass Circus: low-tech, grassroots entertainment

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the NFB Oscar-nominated documentary High Grass Circus, on the Royal Brothers Tent Circus that toured Canada in the 1970s.

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7 days, 7 films: celebrating Canada History Week

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Happy Canada Day! This day marks the kick-off of Canada History Week (July 1-7) so check out a selection of informative, inspiring, and entertaining films about Canada’s artists, archives, museums, and more.

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Explore “Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts”, a new web doc series

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Want to know more about how and why Canadian film culture came to be the way it is? Go straight to the source in our new interactive web doc! Interviews with poets, dreamers, and pioneers reveal the history of the NFB… and maybe even a bit about what movies mean to Canadians today.

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“Canada Carries On” and the postwar years: the National Film Board in transition

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What happens to wartime propaganda when the war is over? Revisit the NFB’s post-1945 productions in the “Canada Carries On” series, which aimed to inspire, inform, and entertain Canadians in a particularly Canadian way.