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Ash & Oil: Julia Ivanova crafts short doc on post-fire Fort McMurray

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The creative short form documentary is enjoying a global renaissance, due in large part to its popularity and accessibility on web platforms. Two key platforms that have opened up opportunity and visibility for signature short-form work are OpDocs, at The New York Times, and The Guardian. In both cases news organizations have created highly curated

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Birth of a Family Confronts Legacy of the Sixties Scoop

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It’s September 16, 2015, a busy Wednesday afternoon at the Calgary International Airport. A small NFB crew is about to document an extraordinary encounter — a crucial early scene in Birth of a Family, a doc currently in production at the North West Studio. As incoming passengers stream into the arrival hall, director Tasha Hubbard

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Gil’s Gift  

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Gil Cardinal — fearless filmmaker and big-hearted mentor to generations of Indigenous artists — has left us. He died in his hometown of Edmonton on November 21, and while scores of friends and admirers across Canada and around the world are mourning their loss, they are also celebrating his singular and enduring achievement. “Gil’s legacy

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Things Arab Men Say

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At a time when mass media often depicts Arab culture in reductive and negative terms, the Edmonton-based Egyptian-Canadian filmmaker Nisreen Baker has set out to fashion a more nuanced portrait of her own immediate immigrant community. Her short doc Things Arab Men Say, now in editing at the NFB’s North West Studio, is set at

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We Regret to Inform You: Deconstructing Disability

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The notion that “disabled” and “productive” are mutually exclusive identities is skewered in We Regret to Inform You, a lively short doc from Northwest Studio that exposes the institutional obstacles facing Canadians living with disability. Heidi Janz was born with cerebral palsy: her mobility and speech are severely impaired. So when she recently lost her

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Fort Mac Dreamin’

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The recent dramatic drop in world oil prices may be playing havoc with economic forecasts, but it has upped the creative stakes in Limit is the Sky, a feature doc about Fort McMurray that has just wrapped its final shoot. Established as a 19th century fur trade post, Fort Mac is now the epicentre of

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Wiebo’s War hits Canadian theatres this October

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*Edited Nov. 23, 2011: Additional theatrical dates have been set for this film. See Wiebo’s War in Montreal starting Dec. 1  at the Montreal CinéRobothèque and in Edmonton at Metro Cinema starting Dec. 2. “If you’re looking for a documentary that puts the power of journalism on display, this is it.” – Matt Kieltyka, Metro

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Wiebo’s War hits Canadian theatres this October

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*Edited Nov. 23, 2011: Additional theatrical dates have been set for this film. See Wiebo’s War in Montreal starting Dec. 1  at the Montreal CinéRobothèque and in Edmonton at Metro Cinema starting Dec. 2. “If you’re looking for a documentary that puts the power of journalism on display, this is it.” – Matt Kieltyka, Metro

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