Documentary

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

7 Films to Empower Women and Girls

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Film is a powerful communication tool, and when the right film meets the right audience, amazing things can happen. This post contains 7 films that hold empowering messages for women and girls.

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Watch Now | The 5 Short Project Is Back!

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We’re thrilled to announce you can now watch the second edition of films from our 5 Short Project Anthology online, for free!

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Sixties Scoop: The Restorative Power of Documentary

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A collaboration between Saskatoon journalist Betty Ann Adam and director Tasha Hubbard, both Scoop survivors, Birth of a Family chronicles an extraordinary gathering in Banff, where Betty Ann and her three siblings come together for the first time as a family unit.

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Spring Break | Discover 40 Fun and Entertaining Films for Kids

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Discover a selection of 40 fun and entertaining films for children… that might even teach them a thing or two!

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Photo Friday | Bill Mason’s Face of the Earth

If anyone could brings rocks to life, it was Bill Mason.

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Frontier Living | Watch 5 Short Films About the Canadian Outback

Join us for a grand tour of the Canadian outback with these 5 free short docs on frontier living.

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We’ve Got Your Oscar 2017 Craving Covered

If you’re an Oscar junkie, you’re probably looking for more films to sate your Oscar craving. To help, we’ve taken some of the best films from 2016 and matched them up with NFB films that are similar in theme and subject matter.

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Hispaniola Mon Amour

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With Hispaniola, a feature doc currently in production, filmmaker Michèle Stephenson returns to the land of her birth to document the fallout of a 2013 ruling by the Dominican courts that retroactively strips citizenship rights from any Haitian-Dominican born after 1929.

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Run for Your Life | Gun Runners Now Available for Online Rental and Download

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Rent or download Gun Runners, our new feature doc about two North Kenyan warriors who transform their lives by trading in their AK-47s for sneakers to become professional marathon runners. (All countries except USA.)

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Ways of Seeing at the NFB: 5 to Watch in ’17

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Stay up-to-date with the NFB ‘s current production slate with these 5 titles to watch in 2017.

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Mother Earth | A Soothing Collage Film for Troubled Times

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Watch Mother Earth, a 10-minute short by Oscar-winning filmmaker Terre Nash (If You Love this Planet) made from haunting visuals selected from half a century of NFB productions.

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Let Us Be Your Netflix Film Recommend

Now that you’ve burned through your Netflix queue, you might be itching for some more film recommendations. We’ve got you covered!

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