Posts Tagged ‘Alberta’

Fort McMoney

Fort McMoney | New Interactive Game to Launch Nov. 25th

Starting November 25, people everywhere can take control of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and decide the fate of the world’s largest energy project when they play Fort McMoney. With over 2 years of research, 60 days of filming and 55 interviews, Fort McMoney is an innovative new documentary game from TOXA and the NFB, in association more »

Fort McMoney

Fort McMoney | Be the First to Play

Introducing Fort McMoney, an upcoming interactive documentary game about the issues facing Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Circle of the Sun

Photo Friday | Circle of the Sun

Films

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 more »

Horse Drawn Magic

Horse Drawn Magic: Open-Air Theatre in Western Canada

Films

Imagine travelling through the countryside on wagons pulled by a team of Clydesdale horses and stopping in small towns to perform a play. This is the premise of Horse Drawn Magic, a 1979 jewel of a documentary that follows the Caravan Stage Company throughout the interior of British Columbia and Alberta. The troupe travels an more »

Stampede Fever

Stampede Fever Forever: Watch 3 Films About Cowboys and Rodeos

Films

Despite the fact its grounds and racetrack were recently under water, the 101st edition of the Calgary Stampede opened today as planned. Even as floodwaters from the nearby Elbow River submerged large swaths of Southern Alberta, Stampede chairman Bob Thompson said last week the Stampede would proceed no matter what. “Throughout our entire history, we more »

Flash William

Flash William: A One-Man Movie Industry

Films

One of the greatest aspects of my job is that I get to see pretty much every NFB film ever made. There is no better feeling than discovering a long-lost film in our vaults and making it available to the general public. Years ago, I ran across a little jewel about a one-man film industry more »

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The NFB Goes West to Calgary, Alberta!

Education

By Renée Lottridge, NFB Education Specialist On October 21, 2012, Tey Cottingham, Advisor, Educational Programs, Penny Rampado, Sales and Market Development Officer, and I arrived at the Blackfoot Inn in Calgary, Alberta, to prepare for the Educational Media Marketplace sales conference. In addition to 20 centimetres of fresh snow, we were greeted by almost a more »

China Mission

China Mission: The Story of a Great Canadian

Films

When one views images of life in China today, one sees a country that is highly industrialized and on its way to becoming a modern society. Yet this transition has been a long time in coming. China was, for all intents and purposes, stuck in the “middle ages” until as recently as the early 1900s; more »

Bear 71

Where Bear 71 Came From

The following is a guest post from filmmaker and creator Leanne Allison about the interactive documentary Bear 71. *** We’ve all heard of the “elevator pitch”—a 30-second sell of a project idea to prospective producers. This is a story about one that worked and went on to become a high-profile National Film Board interactive documentary more »

West Series

Focus on the Prairies: The West TV Series

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The story behind the West television series.

round up blog

Director Narcisse Blood introduces new Pete Standing Alone documentary

Films

Narcisse Blood is a Blood Indian teacher and filmmaker working and living in Southern Alberta. He recently directed Round Up, a documentary about Pete Standing Alone, a remarkable man who is the main subject of 2 other NFB documentaries, Circle of the Sun (1960), and Standing Alone (1982), by the equally remarkable Colin Low. The more »

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NFB Classics: Circle of the Sun

Films

I’m in the middle of transcribing notes from an interview I did last week with Narcisse Blood. Narcisse is a filmmaker and educator living in Southwestern Alberta. He recently directed Round Up, a film we’ll be launching on NFB.ca next week. For an hour, Narcisse and I chatted about all sorts of things, from his more »