Documentary

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

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Astra Taylor Pops Question: What Is Democracy?

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Nobody can accuse filmmaker and author Astra Taylor of shying away from an intellectual and creative challenge. Her latest documentary project takes on the set of ideas and practices that we’ve come to know as democracy – aiming to reframe the concept within the economic and political realities of the 21st century. What is Democracy?

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The Kindness of Strangers | Discover 3 New Films on Extraordinary People

Check out these 3 films featuring individuals with big hearts who lived ordinary lives until they found greater self-purpose.

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Watch 5 Trippy Films to Celebrate 150 years of Alice in Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland turns 150 this year. Mark the occasion with 5 trippy films inspired by Lewis Carroll’s world-famous masterpiece.

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Mark World Photo Day With 5 Films on Photographers

Mark World Photo Day, a day where people come together to celebrate the magic that is photography, with 5 films on photographers on NFB.ca!

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The 5 Best Films You Didn’t Know Were on NFB.ca

Films

Looking for a great film to watch? We’ve got 5 suggestions that range from fiction to documentary and from funny and surreal to tragic and heartbreaking.

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Watch 6 films on Musical Geniuses

Enjoy a selection of films featuring six of music’s biggest names in six films that will delight your ears. Enjoy the show!

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The Destroyer of Worlds: A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons

Films

August 6 and 9, 2015, mark the 70th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Commemorate the events with 3 films that explore the history of nuclear weapons.

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Watch 6 Unconventional Films About Art

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How do you define art? Here are 6 films that challenge our perception of films about art, featuring Bill Mason, Todd McFarlane, Frederick Varley and others.

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4 Fun and Inspiring Art Projects for Kids

Films

Drawing inspiration from artists Emily Carr, Ron Noganosh, Kai Chan and Maud Lewis, we present you with 4 easy and fun art projects to do with your kids.

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A Newfoundland Cinema?

Films

Newfoundland is a place with history, and lots of it. In the same way that Canada saw the need to produce its own cinema as a way of resisting assimilation by its neighbour to the south, Newfoundlanders felt compelled to tell their own big screen stories.

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The agony and the ecstasy: 5 films about running

Films

Discover the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of running in 5 cinematic gems about athletes who run for their lives.

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A Tale of Cannibalism | Watch Passage on NFB.ca

Passage (2008) presents a tragic, disturbing tale about a crew who, faced with the inescapable fate of dying of hunger, committed acts of cannibalism. Englishman eating Englishman?! Impossible, you might say. Unthinkable! But… is it?

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