Documentary

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

We’ve Got Your Oscar 2017 Craving Covered

If you’re an Oscar junkie, you’re probably looking for more films to sate your Oscar craving. To help, we’ve taken some of the best films from 2016 and matched them up with NFB films that are similar in theme and subject matter.

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Hispaniola Mon Amour

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With Hispaniola, a feature doc currently in production, filmmaker Michèle Stephenson returns to the land of her birth to document the fallout of a 2013 ruling by the Dominican courts that retroactively strips citizenship rights from any Haitian-Dominican born after 1929.

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Run for Your Life | Gun Runners Now Available for Online Rental and Download

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Rent or download Gun Runners, our new feature doc about two North Kenyan warriors who transform their lives by trading in their AK-47s for sneakers to become professional marathon runners. (All countries except USA.)

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Ways of Seeing at the NFB: 5 to Watch in ’17

Production

Stay up-to-date with the NFB ‘s current production slate with these 5 titles to watch in 2017.

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Mother Earth | A Soothing Collage Film for Troubled Times

Films

Watch Mother Earth, a 10-minute short by Oscar-winning filmmaker Terre Nash (If You Love this Planet) made from haunting visuals selected from half a century of NFB productions.

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Let Us Be Your Netflix Film Recommend

Now that you’ve burned through your Netflix queue, you might be itching for some more film recommendations. We’ve got you covered!

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Photo Friday | The Days Before Christmas

Take a quick break from your holiday preparations with these magical pictures from The Days Before Christmas (1958). Directed by 3 NFB heavyweights (Stanley Jackson, Wolf Koenig and Terence Macartney-Filgate), the film is a sweeping overview of the city of Montreal during the few days leading up to Christmas, in the year 1958. oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/the_days_before_christmas/ The film,

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NFB Staff Picks | Watch the Best of 2016 on NFB.ca

Films

Our social media team has a little year-end tradition we’re quite fond of: the NFB Staff Picks.

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Photo Friday | Diggers of the Deep

Around the world, many miners celebrate December 4 as Miners Day and commemorate their patron saint, St. Barbara, requesting her continuing protection for their daily work

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Foodies on Film | Watch The Art of Eating on NFB.ca

Join members of Club Prosper Montagné for a sublime feast in this mouthwatering 10-minute doc.

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Water Protectors | From Fort Good Hope to Standing Rock

Films

As opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline keeps growing in Standing Rock, North Dakota, watch two inspiring films that document anti-pipeline movements here in Canada.

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A War Story: Triumph of the Human Spirit

Films

Every November 11 we take a moment to remember those men and women, members of the armed forces, who died in the line of duty. Their sacrifice was just that. They gave their lives so that the rest of us might live in peace. It is very hard for those of us who have only

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