Posts Tagged ‘Manitoba’

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Photo Friday | All Eyes on the Prairies

The Canadian Prairies are just stunning, and it’s no wonder the NFB has enjoyed trailing its cameras over its grassy lands decade after decade. Check out some of the finest Prairie pictures in our archives with these photographs taken from films old and new. Western Wheat, 1952. Prairie Profile, 1955. Western Wheat, 1952. Western Wheat, 1952. Canadian Wheat,

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Little Animation on the Prairie | Watch 5 Free Shorts About Canadian Prairie Life

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With The Grasslands Project launching later this week, we’ve been dreaming of Canada’s big, bold Prairie provinces lately. A production of the North West Studio, Grasslands  is a community-inspired initiative to document contemporary life on the southern Prairies through a series of short docs. (They’re stunning, by the way. Check them out.) But what about Prairie animation?

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The Pedlar: A Wonderful, Wistful Prairie Tale

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Every so often I come across a film that I want everyone to know about. I feel this way about The Pedlar, a 1982 NFB production from our Prairie studio that is beautifully shot and beautifully played by the actors. To say that I love this film is to put it mildly. With this blog

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Bush Pilot: Canada’s History Comes Alive

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Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth was originally to be a film on the fabled Noorduyn Norseman bush plane.

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Focus on the Prairies: The West TV Series

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The story behind the West television series.

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NFB Tour – Winnipeg

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To prevent us from having to change the name of this blog to “Carolyne’s Films and Foods”, I’m going to go ahead and not tell you about what I had for lunch in Winnipeg. Ha! I will say it involved minestrone, but that’s about it. (OK it was delicious and had chunks of squash and

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NFB Tour: Little Tour on the Prairies

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Last month the head of the NFB, Tom Perlmutter, travelled to Ontario to meet with Ontarians and talk about film, stories, Canadian identities and the role of the National Film Board in the digital age. The initiative was part of the NFB Tour, a global conversation the Film Board will be leading in towns and

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How to build a fighter airplane for $25,000 or is this guy crazy?

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How do you make a fighter airplane for $25,000? The story of the making of The Defender.

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