Posts Tagged ‘Governor General’

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Bravo celebrates the cream of Canada’s performing arts crop


Since 2008, the NFB has been producing short film paying tribute to recipients of Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. Founded in 1992, the Awards are Canada’s most prestigious honour in the performing arts. Past winners include Bryan Adams, Paul Gross and famously, William Shatner. This weekend, Bravo presents its coverage of the 20th Anniversary of

Robin Phillips. Photo credit: Dave Decarlo

Filmmaker Hubert Davis talks about Robin Phillips and the making of Move Your Mind


oe Hubert Davis is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker based in Toronto. He made his directorial debut with Hardwood, a tribute to his father, former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis. He went on to direct Invisible City, a coming-of-age story shot in Regent Park (Toronto’s inner-city housing project), which won Best Canadian Feature at Hot Docs. Most recently,


Georges P. Vanier: Portrait of a Governor General


In light of the current political situation, many Canadians are probably wondering what, exactly, is the role of the Governor General. To answer this question, the NFB offers up a short documentary from 1960 entitled Georges P. Vanier: Soldier, Diplomat, Governor General. This short film, directed by Clément Perron, clearly lays out the roles and


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