Documentary

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

The Best NFB Films of the 1940s

Films

With over 3000 films that you can stream for free online, picking a starting point Enjoy a (subjective)  list of the 10 best NFB films from the 1940s! Alouette This animated short illustrates the popular song Alouette, gentille alouette. oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/alouette_en/ Begone Dull Care Watch and listen as Evelyn Lambart and Norman McLaren are joined by the

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5 Knockout Fighting Docs to Watch Before Mayweather vs. McGregor

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If you want to watch the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight with a better understanding of fighting culture, check out these 5 knockout docs that offer powerful stories from the world of combat sports.

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#Eclipse2017 Watch | Total Eclipse of the Sun☀️

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If you’re like us, then we know you’re already preparing for August 21’s total solar eclipse—the first in North America since 1979! Get in the eclipse mood with a great selection of films that touch on our neighbourhood star—and you don’t need any protective eyewear to watch!

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Travel To South Asia Through NFB Films

Take a cinematic trip to South Asia through 7 NFB docs!

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Why didn’t I think of that? | Watch 5 Films About Wild Inventors

Films

If you’re fascinated by innovation, have we got a list for you! Watch 5 NFB films about wild inventors and their wonderful creations.

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Jay Cardinal Villeneuve Tackles Unholy History

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Jay Cardinal Villeneuve got the idea while working with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Cree/Métis filmmaker had been hired by the Commission to record testimony from adult survivors of Canada’s residential schools system and among those who came forward to tell their stories was Lena Wandering Spirit.

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Long Before Tesla | Watch 5 Docs About The History of Transportation

Films

To gain a new appreciation for the development of transportation technology, check out these 5 interesting docs that capture interesting stories and moments from the history of transportation.

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The Leading Men and Women of the NFB

Films

We might be known for our award-winning docs and animation, but did you know we also have films with celebrity appeal? Enjoy a list of 5 films that feature some of Hollywood’s best leading men and women who also happen to star in some NFB hits.

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Dream Daddy: A Documentary Dad Selection

Films

Dream Daddy is the hottest video game of the summer. With Dream Daddy fever taking over, we decided to jump on the bandwagon and offer you a dreamy selection of the coolest documentary dads from our collection.

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Travel To the Middle East Through NFB Films

Take a cinematic trip to the Middle East through 8 NFB docs!

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5 Docs To Watch Before Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

Before watching Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, check out these 5 docs to learn a bit more about the Canadian and Allied efforts in World War II.

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Canada Proud | Watch 5 Films on Canadian Rock Music

Canadians have made significant contributions to rock music. Whether you’re a fan or not, take 30 minutes and enjoy 5 shorts on Canadian rockers.

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