On Film

Posts related to the movies available for free streaming on NFB.ca; basically, what you should be watching and why.

The Fourth Estate | Watch 4 Films on Journalism and the Role of Media

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In the age of #FakeNews and #AlternativeFacts, watch 4 films that highlight the importance of the public’s right to information and the need for a “fourth estate” that is strong, free and independent.

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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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Photo Friday | Cree Hunters of Mistassini

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Visit three families of Cree hunters as they set up winter camps deep in the bush with these great photos taken from our 1974 doc, Cree Hunters of Mistassini.

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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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Arctic Art | Watch 7 NFB Films on Inuit Art and Artists

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Discover the life and works of acclaimed Inuit artists like Kenojuak Ashevak and Andrew Qappik with this great selection of short films celebrating art from the Arctic.

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Holiday Films for the Whole Family

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Discover our special holiday channel offering 30 films for the entire family! This selection of classic titles includes fun animation, short live-action fiction and Christmas films.

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Photo Friday | In Praise of Hands

As the purchasing frenzy begins, ahead of the winter holidays, check out these great photos of craftspeople from around the world and the lovely things they make by hand.

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Watch 6 Short Films About Pianists and Pianos

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Enjoy 6 short NFB films starring the mightiest of instruments – the piano – and some of the sensitive souls who devoted their lives to mastering it for our enjoyment.

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this river | New Short Doc Gives Voice to Indigenous People Searching for Loved Ones

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Watch this river, a brand-new short doc that chronicles the efforts of Drag the Red, a volunteer organization that searches the Red River for clues relating to missing members of the Indigenous community.

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Water Protectors | From Fort Good Hope to Standing Rock

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As opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline keeps growing in Standing Rock, North Dakota, watch two inspiring films that document anti-pipeline movements here in Canada.

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WWII Animation | Watch 7 Very Short Wartime Cartoons

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This Remembrance Day, enjoy an intriguing window into the past with these 7 very short cartoons created to support the war effort during WWII.

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A War Story: Triumph of the Human Spirit

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Every November 11 we take a moment to remember those men and women, members of the armed forces, who died in the line of duty. Their sacrifice was just that. They gave their lives so that the rest of us might live in peace. It is very hard for those of us who have only

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