Posts Tagged ‘Newfoundland’

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A Newfoundland Cinema?

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Newfoundland is a place with history, and lots of it. In the same way that Canada saw the need to produce its own cinema as a way of resisting assimilation by its neighbour to the south, Newfoundlanders felt compelled to tell their own big screen stories.

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Interactive Gets Fresh: Newfoundland’s Local Food Scene

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Living on an isolated island in the North Atlantic tends to foster a degree of resourcefulness, and Newfoundlanders know a thing or two about food self-sufficiency. Long before there was talk of locavores and 100-mile diets the Quinlan sisters of Carbonear were picking berries in the open backcountry around Conception Bay and Skipper Clyde Boland

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Canadian Band Hey Rosetta! Release Fogo Sessions

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Discover and watch Fogo Sessions, Canadian band Hey Rosetta’s new performance video inspired by the NFB’s trailblazing Fogo Process films.

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Hard Light now available for download

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This week, the film Hard Light, based on Michael Crummey’s book of the same name, was released on NFB.ca as a digital download. Michael Crummey, for those who might not know, is a Canadian author who grew up in Labrador and now lives in St. Johns. He writes both poetry and prose and in 1994

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David Blackwood retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario

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Last week, my colleague Julie had lunch with Matt Forsythe, a guy who used to be part of our web team before flying the coop to be an awesome illustrator full time. Matt, who is someone known for knowing about cool things, told Julie that during a recent visit to Toronto, he visited the Art

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Fogo Island Adventure!

Education

It was with much excitement and curiosity that fellow workshop facilitator Gilles Roy and I left Toronto and Montreal, respectively, embarking on a journey of two flights, one car trip and one ferry ride before finally arriving on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. We had been asked to teach animation and documentary workshops to three different high

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Introducing media literacy to the children of Fogo Island

Education

Fogo Island Workshops by ONFB, National Film Board of Canada In June 2010, the NFB returned to Fogo Island to celebrate the opening of a new e-cinema and to establish an artist-in-residency program on the island. In addition, we also led some media literacy workshops for the island’s youth. This post was written by Ashley

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When Cousteau Came to Canada

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World famous oceanographer Jacques Cousteau produced two films with the National Film Board on the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes.

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