Posts Tagged ‘war’

Canada Remembers

Witnessing War: 10 Photos of Canadians Involved in WW2

Films

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 more »

Van Doos in Afghanistan

Filming war: an interview with producer Jacques Turgeon

Films

*This post is a translation. Read the original French post here. In March an NFB team travelled to Afghanistan to document daily life as experienced by soldiers of the 22e Regiment, the Van Doos, serving in the heat of the conflict. Using footage from this visit, we developed The Van Doos in Afghanistan, a 45-minute more »

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War & Peace

Education

Text written by Sam Allison, a retired history teacher who has taught in secondary schools and at McGill University. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Jeannie Johnston Educational Foundation. The NFB’s War and Peace Playlist can be shaped by teachers to suit their specific needs. These films can help students think about the topics more »

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War & Peace

Education

Text written by Sam Allison, a retired history teacher who has taught in secondary schools and at McGill University. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Jeannie Johnston Educational Foundation. The NFB’s War and Peace Playlist can be shaped by teachers to suit their specific needs. These films can help students think about the topics more »

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Rare NFB war films to screen at the Canadian Center for Architecture

FilmsNews

As many of you know, the National Film Board played a central role during World War II. Created in 1939, a few months before the hostilities began, the NFB fell headlong into the production and distribution of wartime films. Though its original mandate was to “educate Canadians and foster national unity”, propaganda and news production more »