Posts Tagged ‘NFB’

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Lights, Camera, Parity: NFB Women Shine at Hot Docs

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It’s a banner year for NFB women directors. Only weeks after the NFB made its historic commitment to gender parity in production, Canada’s public producer is heading to Hot Docs with no fewer than eight films by women directors — a diverse crop of new and classic titles that includes four feature docs making their

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Inuit Culture, Living History

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Ensure your students have a good grasp of intercultural studies by using the world’s largest inuit films collection and its study guide.

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NFB English Production: Five to Watch in 2016

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2016 kicked off on a high note here at the NFB with news that Canada’s public producer has nabbed 19 Canadian Screen Award nominations – getting the nod in no fewer than 14 different categories. The same range and innovation is evident in the English Program’s current production slate. Here are five projects to keep

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Digital Literacy: A Crash Course in Privacy Protection

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Do Not Track takes users inside their own personal online history, revealing how companies can tell who you are, where you are, and what your online habits are like based solely on your browser history and the cookies stored on your computer. Digital literacy is a vital defence against this invasion of privacy.

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The 2016 Canada Day Challenge has begun!

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Invite your students to participate in the 2016 Canada Day Challenge by submitting their creations in three categories: Draw it!, Snap it! and Write it!

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Discover I Love Potatoes, our new (free!) interactive game

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Discover I love potatoes, our new interactive game designed to change the world… one potato at a time.

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Tess Takes Off: As the Crow Flies

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At the age of 17, Tess Girard learned to fly. It was the summer of 2000 and she was among a group of young people who received intensive pilot training with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. “It was one of the most demanding things I’ve ever done — and it was magic,” she remembers. “Later

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Hot Docs 2015 | Discover the 8 NFB Docs Presented At the Festival This Year

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Hot Docs 2015 is around the corner! Read about and watch trailers for the 8 new and exciting documentaries we’ll be screening there next month.

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Debris: Disaster Movie as Art

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Beachcombing is both a job and a passion for Pete Clarkson. As a park worker on the wild and beautiful outer coast of Vancouver Island, he’s been picking up marine debris for decades – and as an intertidal artist, he transforms it into joyous and light-hearted artwork. But since 2011 he’s been confronted with a more

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Elephant 1967: Passage from India

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It was a job that called for green screen. Lots of green screen. Colin MacKenzie and Aparna Kapur have just completed an unusual shoot in southern India, kicking off production on Elephant 1967, a new animated documentary from Quebec-Atlantic Studio. The project revisits the poignant and little-known story of Balakrishna, a bull elephant shipped from

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By the Time We Get to Radville

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The Prairies called — and the NFB answered. A small team from the Northwest Studio recently completed an 8-day road trip across the southern prairie grasslands — a journey that took them from Magrath, Alberta, to Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan, with stops in Coutts, Foremost, Eastend, Val Marie, Assiniboia and Radville. Part research, part travelling road

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“Revenge is a Dead End”

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With Grassroots in Drylands, a new feature doc from Quebec-Atlantic Studio, Helene Klodawsky goes to the Middle East — and returns with a welcome message of hope. The project brings her back to the region where she made her first feature doc in 1988 — Shoot and Cry, about a young Israeli conscript in the

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