Documentary

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

NFB Pause: Marc St-Pierre Time Travels Everyday

Discover some hidden gems with our French collection curator, Marc St-Pierre, as he discusses the wonders of our archive in the latest episode of NFB Pause!

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Canada’s Involvement in the Korean War

With a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un looming, brush up on Canada’s involvement in the Korean War with these 4 films.

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Breaking the Silence of Suicide in the Doc 1999

Samara Grace Chadwick’s first documentary, 1999, is an ambitious, intimate, and nuanced look at a community that is still shaken by the wave of suicides that swept through a high school in the late 1990s.

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Get Lit(erature)

Literature is great. From novelists to poets, each documentary on this list shines a spotlight on a different celebrated literary figure.

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Explore Mental Health from 3 Different Perspectives

Films

Approximately 20 percent of Canadians live with mental health problems. Watch 3 films that offer 3 different perspectives on issues of mental health.

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The Immigrant Experience in Canada on Film

Not unlike a delicious smorgasbord, Canada is a mixture of different things. In this collection, we’ve chosen five films that illustrate the immigrant experience in Canada.

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The Pets and Predators That Humans Love

From pets to predators and everything in-between, the relationship between human beings and the rest of the animal kingdom remains an important part of our daily lives.

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6 Favourite Female-Centric Films

This week, we celebrate International Women’s Day with some of our marketing managers’ favourite female-centric NFB films. Enjoy.

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The Life and Times of Evelyn Lambart

As the first woman animator in the country—and for nearly a quarter-century the only female animation filmmaker at the NFB—Evelyn Lambart enjoyed a prolific career marked by passion and invention.

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

To celebrate International Women’s Day, watch 5 films that are portraits of inspirational women, women who refused to be held back or held down.

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And The Winners Are…

You voted, and the results are in! These are the winners in every category for Best Editing, Writing, Cinematography, Music, and Animated Short!

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The Kids Are All Right

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In light of the youth-led revolution over gun control in the US right now, here are 5 NFB films about other examples of youth-inspired change.

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