Documentary

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

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Gun Runners | Meet the Warriors Running For Their Lives

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When it comes to world-class marathon runners, Kenyans are considered the cream of the crop. But some of Kenya’s top runners aren’t running for fame and fortune. Some are wanted warriors, running for their lives.

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Photo Friday | High Tide in Newfoundland

Photo Friday! Discover a series of stunning black-and-white photographs documenting the fishing industry in Newfoundland in the mid-1950s.

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Impressions of China: NFB Restores McWilliams’ First Doc

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It was 1972, the month of May, and an adventurous group of high school students and teachers from Hamilton, Ontario, boarded an Asia-bound plane and quietly made history. At a time when western perceptions of Maoist China were shaped by Cold War politics, they became the first such group to visit the country since the 1949

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Quiet Zone | 3 Questions with Musician/Filmmaker David Bryant (Godspeed You! Black Emperor)

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Join Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s David Bryant for a discussion around the relationship between music and filmmaking, and the real threat of electromagnetic waves.

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Atlantic Film Festival 2016 | 17 NFB Productions Featured

A quick look at the complete selection of NFB titles at this year’s Atlantic Film Festival, including screening times and venues.

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NFB Shines at Canada’s Fall Festivals

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Autumn is film festival season in Canada and the NFB English Program is embarking on the busy fall circuit with over a dozen new releases.

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Rent 10 Incredible Films for $1.99

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To celebrate Canadian film excellence, we and Canada Screens have a selection of films from previous TIFF editions at a discounted rental rate of $1.99!

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Watch 5 Newly Released Docs on NFB.ca

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Good news! You can now watch over 60 new films on NFB.ca for free!

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Planes, Planes and More Planes

Take flight with 5 docs on classic planes from the 1940s and 50.

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Photo Friday | Fergie Jenkins and the Chicago Cubs

Arguably the finest Canadian-born baseball player ever, Jenkins began his major-league career in Philadelphia before joining the Chicago Cubs in 1966, where King of the Hill catches up with him a few years later.

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Ash & Oil: Julia Ivanova’s Short on Post-fire Fort McMurray

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Ash & Oil: Fort McMurray After the Fire is the NFB’s first collaboration with the Guardian’s short documentary platform, launched in 2014 under the direction of Charlie Philips, former Deputy Director at the Sheffield Doc/Fest.

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Pow Wow Power | Watch Award-Winning Short Doc Red Path on NFB.ca

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Got 15 minutes? Put them to good use and watch Atikamekw filmmaker Thérèse Ottawa’s first film, Red Path, now streaming on NFB.ca.

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