Documentary

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

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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. (In the US, National Miner’s Day is December 6, marking the anniversary of the worst mining accident in history on December 6, 1907, in Monogah, West Virginia, when 362 miners died.)

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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

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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

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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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Experimental Instagram Doc Profiles Indigenous Activism

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The face of contemporary Indigenous community activism, fuelled by new resolve and focus, is being profiled in an innovative experiment in social media storytelling from the NFB North West Studio.

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Meet the Millenials: 7 Films that Capture a Generation

*This post is a translation. Read the original here. Well, I cried. Watching these touching documentaries on millennials, or more generally on children and teens during crucial stages in their personal growth, I was blown away by their candour, intelligence, situation and social circle. So, I am suggesting a few documentaries to help you get

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Photo Friday | Salmon Fishing on the Fraser in 1949

Travel back to 1949 for a picturesque fishing tour of the Fraser with these striking black-and-white photographs taken from the set of Red Runs the Fraser.

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Giv’em a Half Turn | On the Road with Swift Current’s Infamous 3-Ton Buffalo

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Follow a 3-ton wooden buffalo sculpture as it makes its way across Saskatchewan in the summer of 1977 in Giv’em a Half Turn, a charming 10-min doc about eccentric Prairie artist Russell Yuristy.

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A Better Man: Crowdfunding Compassion

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One summer night over twenty years ago Attiya Khan found herself running for her life. She was fleeing her first boyfriend Steve, the young man who’d been abusing her for two years. Escape didn’t come easily. When she finally bolted and ran, he pursued her. But she was quick on her feet and got away,

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Photo Friday | Inside the Blood Indians’ Sun Dance

Directed by the one and only Colin Low in 1960, Circle of the Sun is a rare invitation to a gathering of the Blood Indians of Alberta. The doc features a very young (and very dapper) Pete Standing Alone, then an outsider to his own culture – a man vastly more interested in rodeos than

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Group of Seven | Four Films to Fall in Love With the Canadian Landscape

Meet the crew of Toronto artists who dared to paint the Canadian landscape and launched the first major national art movement in the country.

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Photo Friday | A Beautiful Day in Vernon, British Columbia, 1948

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Visit Vernon, British Columbia, with this quaint 1948 film that follows the local paper’s editor around town for a day.

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