Documentary

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

5 Films That Capture the Magic of Canadian Summers

We know that in theory every season gets four months, but as Canadians, we also know there are really only two seasons: Summer and winter, with winter lasting around 10 months, and summer a scant two. Watch 5 films that capture the magic of Canadian summers.

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All trains lead to… the movies!

There’s nothing like the excitement of a new adventure. So, hop aboard the NFB train, get comfortable, and let yourself be carried away with these 5 short films about trains!

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NFB Commits to Indigenous Equity with New Three-Year Plan

News

In working towards reconciliation, we are launching a 3-year plan to redefine our relationship with the Indigenous creators and partners we work with and the communities and audiences we serve.

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The Wonder Women of the NFB

Films

Here at the NFB, we have a long, proud history of films about women, directed by women – and quite a few of them are Oscar® winners, too. In a sense, they’re our own Wonder Women.

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Travel Across Canada From the Comfort of Your Home

Films

This one’s for all you globetrotters who don’t have the time to quench your summer vacation wanderlust! Enjoy all the majesty of Canada, from sea to glorious shining sea, and travel across the country from the very comfort of your home.

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What is Democracy? Astra Taylor’s Necessary New Doc

Production

Discover Astra Taylor’s latest project — a documentary essay currently in postproduction at the Ontario Studio under the ambitious title: What is Democracy?

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A Brief History of the NFB at the Cannes Film Festival

Films

With the 2017 Cannes Film Festival coming to a close this Sunday, enjoy a list of 10 NFB films that have crossed the Croissette and taken home one of Cannes’s most prestigious prizes.

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Watch 6 Films About Comics and Their Creators

Films

Comic strips and comic books are universal art forms, and give their creators a direct line to wide, wide audience. Some comics are serials, some are satirical, some offer insight, and some just want to make you laugh. From political cartoonists to the creator of a world-famous superhero, I think we’ve got something for just about everyone.

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Watch 5 Films on the Realities of the LGBTQ Community

Watch 5 Films on the Realities of the LGBTQ2 Community

Films

Earlier this week, the world celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Although we are fortunate enough to live in a country that values openness, tolerance and individual freedom, the fight against prejudice, discrimination and violence based on identity and sexual orientation is far from over. Because the cause is very important to us at the NFB,

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Watch 4 Docs on Teens Taking Control of Their Future

Films

We have several films in our collection that deal with teens and young adults who leave home and travel far, far away. Each film approaches the topic from a different angle, and offers a different perspective on what it means to leave home.

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Herbert Norman: Victim of the Cold War

Films

Sixty years ago, Canadian diplomat Herbert Norman leapt to his death from a Cairo rooftop. Hounded continuously by accusations of being a communist spy, he took his life. Sadly, he became one of the many victims of a dark madness that was sweeping the United States and the Western world at that time: the communist witch hunt of the 1950s.

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Photo Friday | A Different View of the Vietnam War

Mark the end of the Vietnam War (30 April 1975) with these powerful photographs taken from Michael Rubbo’s seminal 1970 documentary, Sad Song of Yellow Skin.

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