Posts Tagged ‘photos’

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Photo Friday | Summertime from Coast to Coast

How is everyone’s summer so far? Finding time to enjoy the breeze and smell the roses? Appreciate Canada’s summertime beauty and thank our lucky stars we get to call this vast and bountiful land home with these few photographs from Trans Canada Summer (not online), a 1958 film that followed the Trans-Canada Highway from east to west.

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Photo Friday | All Eyes on the Prairies

The Canadian Prairies are just stunning, and it’s no wonder the NFB has enjoyed trailing its cameras over its grassy lands decade after decade. Check out some of the finest Prairie pictures in our archives with these photographs taken from films old and new. Western Wheat, 1952. Prairie Profile, 1955. Western Wheat, 1952. Western Wheat, 1952. Canadian Wheat,

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Photo Friday | Wolves-O-Rama

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Fairy tales wolves get a bad rap. They’re always up to no good, terrorizing helpless pigs or chowing down grandmothers. But how savage are wolves in reality? According to filmmaker Bill Mason, who spent a fair part of his career learning about, caring for and filming wolves, not very. On the contrary, wolves are disciplined hunters, respected leaders

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Moms on Film: Celebrate Mother’s Day the NFB Way

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Happy Mother’s Day! This weekend, celebrate moms everywhere with this great photo selection of iconic mothers found in NFB films. (Films available for free viewing on NFB.ca are linked in green below each image.) * Angotee: Story of an Eskimo Boy, 1953. The Things I Cannot Change, 1967. Home Feeling: Struggle for a Community, 1983. River Journey, 1984. Famille

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Photo Friday | Filming with Montreal’s Urban Poor in the 1960s

The NFB was always cutting-edge. Between 1967 and 1980, its activist documentary program Challenge for Change produced almost 250 films and videos to confront a wide spectrum of issues, from poverty to sexism to marginalization. Coming into and working with low-income communities, the program used video recordings and closed circuit television to stimulate social debate and action. Among the

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Celebrate the Year of the Monkey With 20 Gorgeous Images from 1973 China

Happy New Year! A lucky and prosperous year to all. A bit of context before you feast your eyes. In the summer of 1973, a small NFB crew was granted permission to enter Maoist China to film. The occasion was a ping-pong tournament involving young Canadians. Our film Ping-Pong (French only) is the result of this Chinese

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Photo Friday | Check out Quebec City’s Winter Carnival in the 50s and 70s

It’s winter carnival season! Check out highlights from two past editions of the Quebec Winter Carnival with this bracing selection of vintage photographs from Canada’s oldest and largest winter festivals.

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Photo Friday | 20 Brilliant Pictures of Norman McLaren

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Norman McLaren (11 April 1914 – 27 January 1987) was a genius, an artisan and a magician. In 1941, the young Scottish-born animator moved to Canada at the invitation of the NFB’s first commissioner, John Grierson, who wanted him to open an animation studio and to train Canadian animators. The rest is history. Here in

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Witnessing War: 10 Photos of Canadians Involved in WW2

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The 20th century was rocked and shaped by conflict. From Korea, Sudan, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Lebanon and the former Yougoslavia (among others) to the first and second World Wars, the NFB has witnessed and assiduously documented war and its many aftermaths since its foundation, in 1939. As we remember our veterans this week, check out a

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New online: Highrise relaunches to include your participation

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The following is a guest post from Katerina Cizek, director of Highrise On the heels of an Emmy nomination, the NFB’s HIGHRISE project is proud to present a gentle reboot of our website. HIGHRISE explores “the towers in the world, and the world in the towers”; the human experience in vertical peripheries around the globe. 

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