Documentary

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

Where to Fish in Canada | Watch 15 Films About Fishing

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For all you fishing fanatics, we’ve put together a list of 15 films about fishing, and gave you a little map of some of the best fishing spots in Canada.

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Western Gaze: 4 to Watch from North West Studio

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The little-known story of Alberta’s Black pioneers, a darkly entertaining animation about the Hudson’s Bay Company and an interactive story shot in Cambodia are among projects currently in the works at Edmonton’s North West Studio. Here are four titles to watch for in the coming months. Skin for Skin: Heritage Moment Goes Gothic As the governor-in-chief

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Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards 2017 | Watch 7 Short Docs on Famous Canadians

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This year, seven of Canada’s greatest performing arts stars and champions were awarded a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, a prestigious annual distinction presented in collaboration with the National Arts Center. As is now tradition, we produced a series of short documentary films that celebrate the artistic achievements of this year’s laureates.

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Watch 4 Films That’ll Help You Through Adolescence

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Adolescence is hard. Arguably one of the hardest stages of life. Just when you’re getting an idea of who you are, everything changes. But chin up! We’ve put together 4 films designed to get you through the difficult years.

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5 Films That Capture the Magic of Canadian Summers

We know that in theory every season gets four months, but as Canadians, we also know there are really only two seasons: Summer and winter, with winter lasting around 10 months, and summer a scant two. Watch 5 films that capture the magic of Canadian summers.

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All trains lead to… the movies!

There’s nothing like the excitement of a new adventure. So, hop aboard the NFB train, get comfortable, and let yourself be carried away with these 5 short films about trains!

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NFB Commits to Indigenous Equity with New Three-Year Plan

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In working towards reconciliation, we are launching a 3-year plan to redefine our relationship with the Indigenous creators and partners we work with and the communities and audiences we serve.

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The Wonder Women of the NFB

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Here at the NFB, we have a long, proud history of films about women, directed by women – and quite a few of them are Oscar® winners, too. In a sense, they’re our own Wonder Women.

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Travel Across Canada From the Comfort of Your Home

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This one’s for all you globetrotters who don’t have the time to quench your summer vacation wanderlust! Enjoy all the majesty of Canada, from sea to glorious shining sea, and travel across the country from the very comfort of your home.

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What is Democracy? Astra Taylor’s Necessary New Doc

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Discover Astra Taylor’s latest project — a documentary essay currently in postproduction at the Ontario Studio under the ambitious title: What is Democracy?

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A Brief History of the NFB at the Cannes Film Festival

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With the 2017 Cannes Film Festival coming to a close this Sunday, enjoy a list of 10 NFB films that have crossed the Croissette and taken home one of Cannes’s most prestigious prizes.

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Watch 6 Films About Comics and Their Creators

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Comic strips and comic books are universal art forms, and give their creators a direct line to wide, wide audience. Some comics are serials, some are satirical, some offer insight, and some just want to make you laugh. From political cartoonists to the creator of a world-famous superhero, I think we’ve got something for just about everyone.

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