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NFB Film Club – Winter 2017 Programming

Films

This winter, the NFB Film Club is offering you a rich selection of both short and feature-length films, including several newly released docs.

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Taking Flight: In Conversation with a Young Female Pilot from As the Crow Flies

Education

As the Crow Flies provides a rare insider’s glimpse into the Royal Canadian Air Cadets’ intensive seven-week flight training camp. Filmmaker Tess Girard sat down with one of the female subjects to discuss life before, during and after the film.

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Resistance Song: When Docs Make Music

Production

“The really crucial distortions in history come not from lies, but from omissions.” So said the historian Howard Zinn noting how official North American history silences the voices of the continent’s First Peoples. Métis/Dene playwright and director Marie Clements has been challenging that official history and its many omissions for decades, and with The Road

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Feature Docs Take Flight at NFB

Production

Updated September 17, 2015 The Toronto International Film Festival, which kicked off on September 10, is celebrating its 40th birthday with a program that boasts one of the biggest documentary sections in the event’s history. Among the non-fiction titles getting world premieres is a much anticipated feature doc from Pacific & Yukon Studio, Ninth Floor,

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Creative Doc Lab: Non-fiction Spreads its Wings

Production

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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Tess Takes Off: As the Crow Flies

Production

At the age of 17, Tess Girard learned to fly. It was the summer of 2000 and she was among a group of young people who received intensive pilot training with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. “It was one of the most demanding things I’ve ever done — and it was magic,” she remembers. “Later

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