Posts Tagged ‘Commonwealth Games’

Vintage Sports Docs for the Armchair Athlete

Films

Enjoy several amazing vintage NFB sports documentaries from lacrosse to soccer to cycling from the 1950s to the 1980s. There’s a film for everyone.

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40th Anniversary of the 1976 Olympics: A Look at the Athletes that Did Not Medal

When Montreal was awarded the 1976 Olympics, the National Film Board of Canada was commissioned by the International Olympic Committee to produce the official film of the event. At the same time, the NFB produced several satellite films focusing on individual sports and athletes. My blog post today will focus on one of the satellite

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“Canada Carries On” and the postwar years: the National Film Board in transition

Films

What happens to wartime propaganda when the war is over? Revisit the NFB’s post-1945 productions in the “Canada Carries On” series, which aimed to inspire, inform, and entertain Canadians in a particularly Canadian way.

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