Posts Tagged ‘Margaret Atwood’

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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A Better Man: Crowdfunding Compassion

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One summer night over twenty years ago Attiya Khan found herself running for her life. She was fleeing her first boyfriend Steve, the young man who’d been abusing her for two years. Escape didn’t come easily. When she finally bolted and ran, he pursued her. But she was quick on her feet and got away,

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Election o’clock in Toronto: get out there and vote!

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Want to get a cinematic perspective on Toronto ahead of the election? Check out these NFB films—old and new—about the city, its people, and its politicians.

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5 films on literature: Atwood, Kerouac, Mowat, and more…

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Bookworms unite! Watch 5 revealing and inspiring documentaries about some of the world’s greatest writers. You may even learn something new about a favourite writer you thought you knew.

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Payback, the latest doc from Jennifer Baichwal, opens Friday, March 16

The above photo was taken from the film Payback, which opens in Canadian theatres on Friday, March 16. *** Did you know there’s a man in Albania who hasn’t left his home in almost 10 years? He’s been forced into confinement as a result of an episode with a neighbour – a land dispute, to

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The NFB teams up with Margaret Atwood

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This week we’re featuring Michael Rubbo’s film, Margaret Atwood: Once in August all week in the online Screening Room. The film explores what shapes Atwood’s writing and what motivates her characters. We’ve timed this feature to coincide with the news that the NFB has just optioned the film rights to Atwood’s non-fiction book, Payback: Debt

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