Documentary

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

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Crazywater, a powerful new doc on addiction, streams FREE online Nov. 16th-25th, 2014

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Inuvialuit filmmaker Dennis Allen takes a first-person approach to telling the stories of First Nations communities affected by alcoholism and other substance abuse. Watch this powerful, personal, and inspiring film now.

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Commemorate National Child Day with 5 films about youth around the world

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Commemorate Canada’s National Child Day and the UN’s Universal Children’s Day with 5 films on the experiences, voices, and lives of youth around the world.

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Remembrance Day 2014: what to do, where to go, and what to watch

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Mark Remembrance Day with free public screenings, an online free streaming period, and a beautiful commemorative box set. Get all the details on what to do, where to go, and especially what to watch here.

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The NFB Film Club is back with stellar Winter 2014 programming

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Check out our latest offering of films available for FREE public screening at public libraries across Canada. Watch a few trailers, and decide what you want to see in your community this winter. There’s something for everyone—kids and adults alike!

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Election o’clock in Toronto: get out there and vote!

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Want to get a cinematic perspective on Toronto ahead of the election? Check out these NFB films—old and new—about the city, its people, and its politicians.

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New trends in marketing and distribution; or, how to get eyeballs on your films

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Want to know how the latest platforms, networks, and technologies are helping distributors and marketers get audiences’ eyeballs on documentaries? Find out here. We’ve got more great content from the TIFF 2014 Doc Conference comin’ atcha!

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10 questions with Hélène Choquette, director of Little Big Girls—a new feature doc on early puberty

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Go behind the scenes with “Little Big Girls” director Hélène Choquette, as her new doc on early puberty in girls premieres FOR FREE online (Oct. 17-19).

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Free stream of The Wind at My Door, Oct. 10-12; plus 4 related mental health films

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Check out a brand new feature doc on bipolar disorder, The Wind at My Door, streaming free on NFB.ca, Oct. 10-12. Plus, 4 more riveting docs on mental health issues—from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder—accompany this film. Get informed and inspired!

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From slapstick to science and beyond: explore 5 cinematic biographies

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From Bret “the Hitman” Hart to Dr. Frederick Banting and Buster Keaton, the world’s most fascinating folks come alive in 5 cinematic biographies—watch now and get to know these riveting figures, both professionally and very, very personally.

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The State of the Art, Part II: Documentary Aesthetics

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Discover the latest in documentary’s forms, trends, and visual languages, straight from industry insiders at the 2014 TIFF Doc Conference.

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The State of the Art, Part I: Documentary Ethics

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What’s a doc’s job? Get the latest on documentary practices from artists, critics, and industry insiders at the TIFF 2014 Doc Conference. In this post, we consider ethical documentary practices and a filmmaker’s responsibility.

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In the dish pit: a Q&A with Mark Hoffe, director of interactive web doc Bubble Dancers

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Docs ain’t what they used to be! Check out this informative interview with Mark Hoffe, the interactive web doc filmmaker behind “Bubble Dancers”, a series of profiles about working in the dish pit. Fans of new media and creative producers alike will relish this behind-the-scenes look.