Posts Tagged ‘National Film Board of Canada’

Courtney Montour Investigates her Fearless Legacy

Production

Documentarian Courtney Montour seeks material on Mary Two-Axe Earley and her historic fight on behalf of Indigenous women.

MORE...

What Walaa Wants

Production

Christy Garland profiles a young female cadet in Palestinian Security Forces in her high-stakes coming-of-age story called What Walaa Wants.

MORE...

Caterpillarplasty | The Botched and the Beautiful

Production

Discover Caterpillarplasty, a mesmerizing and meticulously crafted tale of body modification, medical technology and transcendence by David Barlow-Krelina.

MORE...

Film Forward: Five to Watch in ’18

InteractiveProduction

Wondering what we’ve got cooking this year? We’re here to satisfy your appetite! Here’s a sneak-peek at 5 of our upcoming projects.

MORE...

On the Trail of Canada’s Black Pioneers

Production

Growing up in Calgary Cheryl Foggo looked forward to the annual Stampede with excitement, but began wondering why her own ancestors, African-American homesteaders on the Canadian Prairies, were absent from Alberta’s foundation myth. With John Ware Reclaimed, she’s shining a light on the underwritten history of Alberta’s Black pioneers and the remarkable life of John Ware.

MORE...

Throat | Tanya Tagaq Meets Dolby Atmos

Production

Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq possesses one of the fiercest and most arresting voices in contemporary music. Occupying a sonic universe all her own, somewhere between wolf and human, she infuses the throat-singing tradition of her people with fearless new urgency, leaving audiences and critics in a state of gobsmacked awe.

MORE...

True North: Ryan Sidhoo Explores Canada’s New Game

Production

Toronto’s red-hot youth basketball scene is profiled in True North, an upcoming web series by Ryan Sidhoo.

MORE...

Ariel Nasr Unspools Afghanistan’s Forbidden Reel

Production

The headquarters of Afghan Film occupy unassuming premises, one of many bullet-scared structures in central Kabul, with little indicating its vital role in Afghanistan’s cultural history. Yet it was from this modest two-story building that ‘Engineer’ Latif Ahmadi and his peers brought forth a vibrant cinema culture in one of the most underdeveloped societies on

MORE...

Alanis Obomsawin’s Hopeful New Opus

Production

Words have always been precious to Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin who routinely begins production on a film by simply listening, recording quiet conversations with her main subjects. Much of this original audio later occupies a central place on her final soundtrack.

MORE...

Jay Cardinal Villeneuve Tackles Unholy History

Production

Jay Cardinal Villeneuve got the idea while working with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Cree/Métis filmmaker had been hired by the Commission to record testimony from adult survivors of Canada’s residential schools system and among those who came forward to tell their stories was Lena Wandering Spirit.

MORE...

Western Gaze: 4 to Watch from North West Studio

InteractiveProduction

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

MORE...

What is Democracy? Astra Taylor’s Necessary New Doc

Production

Discover Astra Taylor’s latest project — a documentary essay currently in postproduction at the Ontario Studio under the ambitious title: What is Democracy?

MORE...