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Colin Low (1926-2016) | The NFB and Canada Lose a True Pioneer of Cinema


Canada has lost a giant of cinema with the passing of Colin Low, who died in Montreal on February 24 at the age of 89. Born on July 24, 1926, in Cardston, Alberta, Mr. Low pioneered breakthroughs across virtually every genre of film, during an illustrious career at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)


Innovation, Eh? | Watch 3 Films on Canadian Inventions


Canada is known for many important innovations. Watch 3 films about 3 different Canadian inventions – insulin, IMAX and direct cinema.

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Canadian History in 10 NFB Films


At 148 years, Canada has an incredibly rich and fascinating history, and unsurprisingly, you can learn about the highlights of Canadian history in the NFB archives. In honour of Canada Day, take a little journey back in time and learn about the history of Canada, as seen through 10 NFB films.

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Death of Roman Kroitor: Canada and the Film World Lose a Pioneer


Canadian and world cinema has lost a true giant, with the death yesterday of film pioneer and former NFB colleague Roman Kroitor. Born on December 12, 1926, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Kroitor made enormous contributions to filmmaking during his tenure at the NFB in the 1950s and 1960s, developing the IMAX giant-screen format at the NFB’s


The NFB and World Fairs, pt. 1: Montreal and Expo 67


oe This is the first of a 4-part series documenting the NFB’s involvement with World Fairs, from Montreal to Shanghai. It was written by Marc St-Pierre, our French Collection analyst. – CW “Expo Year” (Montreal, 1967) Many Montrealers fondly recall the 1967 World’s Fair, held to celebrate Canada’s centennial. Expo, as it is commonly called


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