Posts Tagged ‘NFB’

On the Trail of Canada’s Black Pioneers

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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.

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Media Literacy: The Critical Path to a Connected World

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Educator Carol Arcus’s blog post draws on films from NFB Education’s collection to explore the theme of this year’s Media Literacy Week: “Inclusion in a Connected World.” The learning activities suggested here can help students think critically about media and teach them how to build compassionate global communities.

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10 Study Guides Every High School Teacher Can Rely On

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Discover a selection of study guides designed to get high school students talking and thinking critically about NFB films and the thought-provoking topics they explore.

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True North: Ryan Sidhoo Explores Canada’s New Game

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

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Ariel Nasr Unspools Afghanistan’s Forbidden Reel

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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

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6 Back-to-School Films Celebrating Balance and Freedom

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It’s back-to-school time again! Explore 6 films on diversity, Indigenous heritage and sustainable development to help you fuel your ideas and plan your classes.

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Jay Cardinal Villeneuve Tackles Unholy History

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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.

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Kyma Power of Waves

The Kyma Legend: A Voyage through the World of Waves

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Inspired by the immersive experience Kyma, Power of Waves, presented at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal, this blog post explores the phenomenon of waves in their many different forms through 360° video clips.

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Western Gaze: 4 to Watch from North West Studio

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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

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Rose's Notebook - First World War

Rose’s Notebook and the Great War: Last Episode

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Discover Rose’s Notebook. This historical series follows Rose Dubois, a young French Canadian archivist. She describes her daily life and her thoughts as First World War is unfolding.

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Explore First World War with Rose’s Notebook (9/10)

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Discover Rose’s Notebook. This historical series follows Rose Dubois, a young French Canadian archivist. She describes her daily life and her thoughts as First World War is unfolding.

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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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