Documentary

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

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“Canada Carries On” and the postwar years: the National Film Board in transition

Films

What happens to wartime propaganda when the war is over? Revisit the NFB’s post-1945 productions in the “Canada Carries On” series, which aimed to inspire, inform, and entertain Canadians in a particularly Canadian way.

Nobody Waved Good-bye

The best of the best: must-watch NFB films from our online collection

Films

Not sure what to watch? Get to know your friendly public film producer with the best films we’ve made over our 75-year history. No lemons here! Only the best of the best.

The Devil's Toy Redux

“The Devil’s Toy Redux”: skateboarding is not a crime

FilmsNews

Our new interactive web doc on global skateboarding culture has finally launched, and it’s pretty cool. Explore it here.

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Ride ’em, cowboy! Check out 5 films about the Wild West

Films

Bust out into the open prairies with some of the world’s best—and funniest—cowboys in this selection of films about life as a ridin’ cowboy.

Flawed (Andrea Dorfman)

Real vs. ideal: watch 5 illuminating films about beauty standards

Films

No matter what, we all sometimes feel like we don’t quite fit in. Watch these 5 films about contemporary beauty standards and the social pressures to fit into them.

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A feast for the eyes: watch 7 films about food

Films

How are chocolates made? What’s soya butter? How does pastry dough get so thin? Tuck in your bib and check out our mouth-watering selection of NFB films about food.

The Devil's Toy Redux

Roll into springtime with The Devil’s Toy Redux

News

This’ll get you pumped for spring: 14 filmmakers, 11 films, an interactive experience about skateboarding, youth culture, and urban landscapes. The project is set to launch in late spring 2014, but check out the teaser trailer right here.

Highrise (2011-2014)

The world around us: watch 7 films about architecture and the built environment

Films

Join us on a cinematic tour through the history of humanity’s built environments—castles, pyramids, suburbs, skyscrapers—in 7 films about architecture.

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Canada’s Prime Ministers: History in the classroom

Education

Explore a series of documentaries for the Canadian high school curriculum on political rivals Pierre Elliott Trudeau and René Lévesque. This collaborative effort of the National Film Board and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) brings a host of valuable resources to the classroom, including the documentary series, a full collection of digital images and documents from LAC, and fact sheets about each of Canada’s prime ministers.

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day at the NFB

Films

Join us for a cinematic trip through the history of feminist struggle as we celebrate International Women’s Day at the NFB.

The Sword of the Lord

Olympic Fever: watch 9 films about winter sports

Films

Delve into the NFB’s rich collection of winter sports films as you cheer on our athletes striving for Olympic gold.

Russell Crowe - For the Moment (1993)

How did the NFB snag a young Russell Crowe?

Films

Find out how a young Russell Crowe ended up in a couple of NFB films in the early ’90s.