Posts Tagged ‘Anita Lee’

New Voices, Necessary Stories: NFB at Hot Docs 2017

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Documentary is Canada’s national art form because the history of our cinema — and, in important ways, the history of our country — has been written in documentary. If you want to understand the Canadian psyche, you have to watch Canadian documentaries. So states Marc Glassman, editor of POV Magazine, writing in a special spring

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NFB & UK’s National Theatre Collaborate on VR Doc

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Among the productions premiering in the 2017 edition of Storyscapes – the Tribeca Festival’s showcase of new immersive media – is Draw Me Close, a striking hybrid of creative non-fiction VR and live performance from Jordan Tannahill, one of the most inventive voices in contemporary Canadian theatre.

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Hispaniola Mon Amour

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With Hispaniola, a feature doc currently in production, filmmaker Michèle Stephenson returns to the land of her birth to document the fallout of a 2013 ruling by the Dominican courts that retroactively strips citizenship rights from any Haitian-Dominican born after 1929.

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Ways of Seeing at the NFB: 5 to Watch in ’17

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Stay up-to-date with the NFB ‘s current production slate with these 5 titles to watch in 2017.

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A Better Man: Crowdfunding Compassion

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One summer night over twenty years ago Attiya Khan found herself running for her life. She was fleeing her first boyfriend Steve, the young man who’d been abusing her for two years. Escape didn’t come easily. When she finally bolted and ran, he pursued her. But she was quick on her feet and got away,

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Lights, Camera, Parity: NFB Women Shine at Hot Docs

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It’s a banner year for NFB women directors. Only weeks after the NFB made its historic commitment to gender parity in production, Canada’s public producer is heading to Hot Docs with no fewer than eight films by women directors — a diverse crop of new and classic titles that includes four feature docs making their

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NFB English Production: Five to Watch in 2016

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2016 kicked off on a high note here at the NFB with news that Canada’s public producer has nabbed 19 Canadian Screen Award nominations – getting the nod in no fewer than 14 different categories. The same range and innovation is evident in the English Program’s current production slate. Here are five projects to keep

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Indigenous New Wave: NFB at the Pan Am Games

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Archival footage serves as both inspiration and raw material in Souvenir, an audacious series of shorts by Aboriginal artists that gets its world premiere during the upcoming Pan Am Games in Toronto. Four leading figures in the Indigenous arts — Kent Monkman, Caroline Monnet, Jeff Barnaby and Michelle Latimer — have each crafted a three-to-four-minute

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Creative Doc Lab: Non-fiction Spreads its Wings

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It was the NFB’s founding film commissioner, that great Scottish visionary John Grierson, who actually coined the term “documentary” — and from its inception Canada’s public producer has played a leading role in developing the genre. With the feature-length doc currently enjoying an international renaissance, the NFB has partnered with the Canadian Film Centre to

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The Apology Revisits Issue of WWII Sexual Slavery

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Historians generally refer to them as “the comfort women,” but the term hardly begins to describe the horror they endured. Tiffany Hsiung has come to think of them as “the grandmothers.” For over five years the young Toronto-based filmmaker (above left) has been unpacking their painful and unresolved history, gradually winning the trust of women

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Interactive Portrait Goes Inside US Prison System

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You have a call from Herman Wallace at Louisiana State Penitentiary… So begins The Deeper They Bury Me, an interactive portrait of one of America’s most famous political prisoners — and an inside look at the system that held him in solitary confinement for most of his adult life. One of the Angola Three, Herman

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The NFB is Nominated for 23 Canadian Screen Awards

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Pop the champagne! We’ve gotten 23 nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards. Watch some of our nominated films here.

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