Posts Tagged ‘David Christensen’

Western Gaze: 4 to Watch from North West Studio

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The little-known story of Alberta’s Black pioneers, a darkly entertaining animation about the Hudson’s Bay Company and an interactive story shot in Cambodia are among projects currently in the works at Edmonton’s North West Studio. Here are four titles to watch for in the coming months. Skin for Skin: Heritage Moment Goes Gothic As the governor-in-chief

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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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Sixties Scoop: The Restorative Power of Documentary

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A collaboration between Saskatoon journalist Betty Ann Adam and director Tasha Hubbard, both Scoop survivors, Birth of a Family chronicles an extraordinary gathering in Banff, where Betty Ann and her three siblings come together for the first time as a family unit.

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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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Ash & Oil: Julia Ivanova’s Short on Post-fire Fort McMurray

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Ash & Oil: Fort McMurray After the Fire is the NFB’s first collaboration with the Guardian’s short documentary platform, launched in 2014 under the direction of Charlie Philips, former Deputy Director at the Sheffield Doc/Fest.

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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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Refuge: The First 19 Days

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Jennifer and her brothers have seen more in their short lives than most adults will encounter in a lifetime — armed conflict, forced migration, refugee camps. But the sight of snow is something new. Dressed in the bulky winter coats they were given at the airport, the kids are cavorting in the snow-covered suburban yard

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Back at the Ranch: The Grasslands Project

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Few motorists speeding along the straight stretch between Regina and Calgary ever venture off the Trans Canada Highway to explore the grasslands to the south. “It’s off the beaten track, unknown to most outsiders, and that’s one of the motivating factors behind The Grasslands Project,” says filmmaker Scott Parker. “We get to shed light on

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By the Time We Get to Radville

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The Prairies called — and the NFB answered. A small team from the Northwest Studio recently completed an 8-day road trip across the southern prairie grasslands — a journey that took them from Magrath, Alberta, to Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan, with stops in Coutts, Foremost, Eastend, Val Marie, Assiniboia and Radville. Part research, part travelling road

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Hadwin’s Judgement Premieres April 27 at Hot Docs

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Updated April 23, 2015. It’s a thrilling yarn of man and nature — a maverick eco-warrior, tough and slightly unhinged, and a towering myth of a tree. As a surveyor for the logging industry, Grant Hadwin would have been the first white man to see many of British Columbia’s old-growth rainforests — ecosystems that have

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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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