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Photo Friday | Fergie Jenkins and the Chicago Cubs

Arguably the finest Canadian-born baseball player ever, Jenkins began his major-league career in Philadelphia before joining the Chicago Cubs in 1966, where King of the Hill catches up with him a few years later.


Photo Friday | Farm Electrification: And Then There Was Light

Most of us take most things for granted. Take for example clean running water, or electricity. Who ever thinks twice about being able to enjoy these luxuries?


Photo Friday | Summertime from Coast to Coast

Peep the stunning pictures below and check out some of our summer films available on

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Photo Friday | Gone (Herring) Fishing

Herring stocks on the B.C. coast are making a comeback after a catastrophic collapse in the 1980s, but the harvest remains controversial. B.C. First Nations, who have long been advocating for sustainable fishing practices, mobilized earlier this year to halt commercial herring roe fisheries in their traditional territory, citing their intention to “allow the healing that needs to


Photo Friday | Young, Wild and Free: Hanging Out With Fogo’s Children

Fogo is an island that lies off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, in the Atlantic Ocean. Though only about 25 km long and 14 km wide, the island has always fascinated anyone brave and determined enough to set foot there… or blessed enough to have entered the world there. The NFB’s own Colin Low (1926-2016) was one


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


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 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


Photo Friday | Meet the Indigenous Peoples of B.C.’s Skeena River in 10 Gorgeous Pics


After the Fraser, the Skeena is British Columbia’s second longest river. For the area’s first inhabitants, the Tsimshian and Gitxsan, whose names respectively mean “inside the Skeena River” and “people of the Skeena River,” the river is everything. Take a trip up river and back in time with these sweet images taken from the archives of Peoples of the


Photo Friday | 10 Great Pictures From the Set of Norman McLaren’s Neighbours


Get a VIP pass to the set of McLaren’s classic anti-war short, Neighbours with these 10 stunning behind-the-scene photographs.


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


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


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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