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


Maritime Treasures | Visit Fundy National Park With This Sweet Fifties Short


Love tennis? Excited about early morning moose sightings? Enjoy dressing your entire family in lumberjack shirts when going camping? Fundy’s National Park got you covered!


19 Days | Meet the Woman Behind the House

Asha Siad, co-director of 19 Days, sat down with Margaret Stycynska, the Manager of Resettlement & Integration Services with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. You can read the interview here: Asha Siad: Can you tell us how the Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre came to be? Margaret Stycynska: When I came first to Canada as a refugee


Mark World Refugee Day with 19 Days

Mark World Refugee Day with this short doc that follows refugee families through their 19-day welcoming process at a resettlement centre in Calgary.


Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards 2016 | Watch 6 Short Docs Celebrating the Laureates

This past Saturday, six of the country’s greatest performing arts stars and champions were awarded a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, a prestigious annual distinction presented in collaboration with the National Arts Center. As is now tradition, we produced for the occasion a series of short documentary films profiling and honouring the laureates. More than your


Photo Friday | Inside Alberta’s Seclusive Hutterite Colonies


Legendary NFB filmmaker (1926-2016) Colin Low had a gift for capturing life. From Fogo Island to the ancestral lands of the Blood Indians, Low entered isolated communities and captured lives rarely – if ever – seen on film. A great example of his knack for gaining both trust of and access to his subjects is his short film The Hutterites


Photo Friday | Wolves-O-Rama


Fairy tales wolves get a bad rap. They’re always up to no good, terrorizing helpless pigs or chowing down grandmothers. But how savage are wolves in reality? According to filmmaker Bill Mason, who spent a fair part of his career learning about, caring for and filming wolves, not very. On the contrary, wolves are disciplined hunters, respected leaders


Photo Friday | Young, Wild and Free: Hanging Out With Fogo’s Children

Fogo is an island that lies off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, in the Atlantic Ocean. Though only about 25 km long and 14 km wide, the island has always fascinated anyone brave and determined enough to set foot there… or blessed enough to have entered the world there. The NFB’s own Colin Low (1926-2016) was one


Cure for Love: When Sex and Scriptures Clash


Leading up to May 17th, which marks International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, we are highlighting works that give voice to the LGBTQ experience on Learn more about one of our selected films, the unsettling Cure for Love, in this popular post from 2012. * While many films end with weddings, our feature documentary Cure for Love


8 Mars 2010, Rue Pacot, Port-au-Prince, Ha•ti

Leurs Excellences la trs honorable Micha‘lle Jean,Gouverneure gŽnŽrale du Canada et Son Excellence Mr Jean-Daniel Lafond ont participŽ une courte cŽrŽmonie aux locaux de la Coordination nationale de plaidoyer pour les droits des femmes (CONAP) en compagnie de Mr Gilles Rivard, Ambassadeur Canadien en Ha•ti ainsi que la ministre Marjorie Michel, MCFDF. Ë Port-au-Prince, Ha•ti, le 8 Mars 2010.

Ë la demande du premier ministre du Canada, Stephen Harper, Leurs Excellences, se sont rendu en RŽpublique dÕHa•ti et en RŽpublique dominicaine, du 8 au 10 mars 2010. 

Credit: Sgt Serge Gouin, Rideau Hall, OSGG

Michaëlle Jean: A Woman of Purpose | Interview with Jean-Daniel Lafond

We all know the Governor General of Canada’s role is to represent the Queen, but how well do we know the position really? What are the constitutional and ceremonial duties involved? Can the appointment have real impact for Canadians? The NFB has just launched an intimate and sensitive doc that answers these questions and many more. Titled


Moms on Film: Celebrate Mother’s Day the NFB Way


Happy Mother’s Day! This weekend, celebrate moms everywhere with this great photo selection of iconic mothers found in NFB films. (Films available for free viewing on are linked in green below each image.) * Angotee: Story of an Eskimo Boy, 1953. The Things I Cannot Change, 1967. Home Feeling: Struggle for a Community, 1983. River Journey, 1984. Famille

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Lights, Camera, Parity: NFB Women Shine at Hot Docs


It’s a banner year for NFB women directors. Only weeks after the NFB made its historic commitment to gender parity in production, Canada’s public producer is heading to Hot Docs with no fewer than eight films by women directors — a diverse crop of new and classic titles that includes four feature docs making their


National Canadian Film Day: Our Staff Picks


Check out our staff picks for National Canadian Film Day