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Here you’ll find musings, histories, critiques, and behind-the-scenes info on some of the more than 2,000 films (animations, documentaries, fiction) and interactive projects we’re streaming on NFB.ca.

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10 questions with Hélène Choquette, director of Little Big Girls—a new feature doc on early puberty

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Go behind the scenes with “Little Big Girls” director Hélène Choquette, as her new doc on early puberty in girls premieres FOR FREE online (Oct. 17-19).

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Behind the scenes with Oscar®-nominated animator and filmmaker Gerald Potterton

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Get some juicy behind-the-scenes info straight from Oscar®-nominated animator and filmmaker Gerald Potteron about his illustrious career—and watch a few films, too. Potterton worked with Buster Keaton, Ivan Reitman, Colin Low, and even on The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” in his decades-long career.

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Free stream of The Wind at My Door, Oct. 10-12; plus 4 related mental health films

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Check out a brand new feature doc on bipolar disorder, The Wind at My Door, streaming free on NFB.ca, Oct. 10-12. Plus, 4 more riveting docs on mental health issues—from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder—accompany this film. Get informed and inspired!

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From slapstick to science and beyond: explore 5 cinematic biographies

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From Bret “the Hitman” Hart to Dr. Frederick Banting and Buster Keaton, the world’s most fascinating folks come alive in 5 cinematic biographies—watch now and get to know these riveting figures, both professionally and very, very personally.

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Free streaming of The Dance of Words: Sept. 26-28 to mark International Week of the Deaf

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Free streaming: Sept. 26-28, 2014! Get to know a group of young artists who are bringing a creative approach to expressing the solidarity and strength at the heart of Quebec’s deaf community.

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The State of the Art, Part II: Documentary Aesthetics

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Discover the latest in documentary’s forms, trends, and visual languages, straight from industry insiders at the 2014 TIFF Doc Conference.

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Watch 5 autumn films and celebrate the harvest season in style

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Welcome the burnt-orange autumn with our coziest and warmest fall harvest films. From horse-pulling contests to quilting and harvesting late summer fruits, these films celebrate the season in style.

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The State of the Art, Part I: Documentary Ethics

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What’s a doc’s job? Get the latest on documentary practices from artists, critics, and industry insiders at the TIFF 2014 Doc Conference. In this post, we consider ethical documentary practices and a filmmaker’s responsibility.

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In the dish pit: a Q&A with Mark Hoffe, director of interactive web doc Bubble Dancers

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Docs ain’t what they used to be! Check out this informative interview with Mark Hoffe, the interactive web doc filmmaker behind “Bubble Dancers”, a series of profiles about working in the dish pit. Fans of new media and creative producers alike will relish this behind-the-scenes look.

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Rush, The Hip, Bryan Adams, and more! Watch 5 films on your favourite Canadian musicians

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Check out 5 documentaries on Canada’s most famous contemporary musicians. The radio wouldn’t be the same without ‘em!

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TIFF ’14: free outdoor screenings of Norman McLaren classics with live music

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Head down to TIFF’s free, public, outdoor Festival Street this Sunday, Sept. 7th for a real treat: live original music will accompany classic Norman McLaren animations.

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Switch into high gear for cycling week on NFB.ca

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Are you a summer-loving biker, or do you know one? Check out these 5 thrilling films about cycling. From a cross-country adventure to the white-knuckle excitement of track racing, the fun on two wheels never stops!