Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

The Fourth Estate | Watch 4 Films on Journalism and the Role of Media

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In the age of #FakeNews and #AlternativeFacts, watch 4 films that highlight the importance of the public’s right to information and the need for a “fourth estate” that is strong, free and independent.

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#Canada150 | Special Online Programming Celebrates Who We Are as Canadians

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As Canada marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the NFB is offering up special online programming and public events across the country that put Canadians in touch with their nation’s stories.

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Photo Friday | Canada the Land

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Enjoy a great selection of photographs from the production of Canada the Land, a short doc made specially for the Osaka World Fair’s Canada Pavilion in 1970.

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Canada 150 – A Country in the Telling

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Discover the NFB’s cross-country initiatives to mark the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in 2017.

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Photo Friday | Summertime from Coast to Coast

Peep the stunning pictures below and check out some of our summer films available on NFB.ca.

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Railroad to Freedom| Watch Voice of the Fugitive on NFB.ca

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It’s wasn’t that long ago that millions of Africans, kidnapped from their motherlands, were shipped to American and Caribbean plantations to perform soul and back-breaking work. Between 1840 and 1860, perhaps as many as 30,000 of these enslaved people escaped their masters to seek freedom in Canada, where slavery had been abolished since 1834. A daring a

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Who Are We? | Explore Your Canadian Identity with This Hilarious Short Cartoon

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O Canada. Who are we, and why do we live here again? These questions, as slippery as codfish and as vast as the Prairies, have haunted Canadians since before 1867. In Who Are We?, a 10-minute cartoon by Zlatko Grgić, the good old Canadian identity conundrum get a brand new spin. The film opens with some history, before breaking into

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Telling the Story of the Fight for Linguistic Rights

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Canadian francophone minorities have had to overcome a number of obstacles to claim their linguistic rights. The Fight for Francophone Rights takes you to a variety of regions across the country where speaking French is a daily battle.

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Welcome to Canada! The NFB Gives the Gift of Film to Syrian Refugees

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As you may have heard, the Canadian government is preparing to welcome 25,000 refugees from Syria over the next few months. Upon arrival, they will be provided with permanent resident status, a social insurance number, a winter jacket (straight from our Premier’s hands, for some), as well as welcome kits that include a Parks Canada tuque, children’s books, a copy

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Teaching Canadian identity, nationhood, and media literacy with Shameless Propaganda

Education

Discover the NFB’s WWII-era propaganda effort, and get ideas for teaching about Canadian identity and nationhood to secondary students.

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$0.99 Sale | Download 5 Charming Shorts about Canada’s Most Infamous Season

Hold onto your snazzy pompom tuques, folks! Canada’s most infamous season is at our door. Even if Montreal still looks and feels more like Halloween than ♪Falalalala, those of us who’ve been on Canada’s seasonal merry-go-round before  (-30 to +30 and back again whoa!) know it’s only a matter of time before Mother Nature gives us her months-long cold

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Controversial Newfoundland Politician Danny Williams in the Hot Seat

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The colourful and controversial former premier of Newfoundland, Danny Williams, answers 5 questions about his life philosophy and the new Danny documentary.

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