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

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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Day of the Dead | 10 Vital NFB Films on Death and Dying

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In honour of the Day of the Dead today, watch 10 powerful NFB films that skillfully tackle the eternal topic of death and dying.

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Canada Screams! | Rent Blood-Curdling Canadian Horror for Halloween

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This Halloween, freak yourself out proper with these homegrown creep-inducing flicks.

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Giv’em a Half Turn | On the Road with Swift Current’s Infamous 3-Ton Buffalo

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Follow a 3-ton wooden buffalo sculpture as it makes its way across Saskatchewan in the summer of 1977 in Giv’em a Half Turn, a charming 10-min doc about eccentric Prairie artist Russell Yuristy.

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Get Animated – 10th Edition | FREE | Watch 25 Recently Released Animation Films Online

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Celebrate the upcoming International Animation Day (celebrated October 28) with over two dozen recently released animation films to stream free on NFB.ca

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Photo Friday | Inside the Blood Indians’ Sun Dance

Directed by the one and only Colin Low in 1960, Circle of the Sun is a rare invitation to a gathering of the Blood Indians of Alberta. The doc features a very young (and very dapper) Pete Standing Alone, then an outsider to his own culture – a man vastly more interested in rodeos than

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Group of Seven | Four Films to Fall in Love With the Canadian Landscape

Meet the crew of Toronto artists who dared to paint the Canadian landscape and launched the first major national art movement in the country.

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Photo Friday | A Beautiful Day in Vernon, British Columbia, 1948

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Visit Vernon, British Columbia, with this quaint 1948 film that follows the local paper’s editor around town for a day.

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Inside the Disturbed and Disturbing Collage Films of Avant-Garde Genius Arthur Lipsett

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Step into the mind and works of Arthur Lipsett, a groundbreaking NFB filmmaker who articulated his unique vision through collage films and inspired both George Lucas and Stanley Kubrick.

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Quiet Zone | 3 Questions with Musician/Filmmaker David Bryant (Godspeed You! Black Emperor)

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Join Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s David Bryant for a discussion around the relationship between music and filmmaking, and the real threat of electromagnetic waves.

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Photo Friday | First Day of School, Montreal, 1962

Take a stroll around a Montreal working-class neighbourhood on the first day of class with these photos from September Five at Saint-Henri (1962.)

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