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Here you’ll find musings, histories, critiques, and behind-the-scenes info on some of the more than 2,000 films (animations, documentaries, fiction) and interactive projects we’re streaming on NFB.ca.

Corral

Ride ‘em cowboy! Check out 5 films about the Wild West

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Bust out into the open prairies with some of the world’s best—and funniest—cowboys in this selection of films about life as a ridin’ cowboy.

Democracy on Trial: The Morgentaler Affair

Morgentaler clinic closing in Fredericton

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As the abortion clinic named after Dr. Henry Morgentaler closes its doors in Frederiction, learn more about this controversial Canadian in the riveting documentary “Democracy on Trial: the Morgentaler Affair”.

Flawed (Andrea Dorfman)

Real vs. ideal: watch 5 illuminating films about beauty standards

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No matter what, we all sometimes feel like we don’t quite fit in. Watch these 5 films about contemporary beauty standards and the social pressures to fit into them.

54 Hours

54 Hours: writing the Newfoundland sealing disaster

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Streaming for free in Canada only on NFB.ca next week: our new short animation 54 Hours, which depicts the harrowing 1914 sealing disaster. The writer of the film, Michael Crummey, discusses the project’s inception here.

Food Header 1

A feast for the eyes: watch 7 films about food

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How are chocolates made? What’s soya butter? How does pastry dough get so thin? Tuck in your bib and check out our mouth-watering selection of NFB films about food.

Highrise (2011-2014)

The world around us: watch 7 films about architecture and the built environment

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Join us on a cinematic tour through the history of humanity’s built environments—castles, pyramids, suburbs, skyscrapers—in 7 films about architecture.

Meltdown

Endless leisure time: films for kids on March Break

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School’s out! Use up some of that endless leisure time with these fun, funny, colourful, musical, and educational films for kids.

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day at the NFB

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Join us for a cinematic trip through the history of feminist struggle as we celebrate International Women’s Day at the NFB.

Magic Molecule

Explore Your World: Watch 7 Cool Science Films

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Always wanted to know how that thing works or how those things happen? Check out our selection of films about science and technology. There’s something for every nerd here!

Ryan (2004)

Let the games begin: the NFB at the Oscars

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Glitz and glamour, sure—but the real stars of the Oscars are the films themselves, and we’ve got a history of Oscar-winning NFB productions to prove it!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month: Watch 13 films that inspire, challenge, inform, and entertain

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Delve into the NFB’s rich collection of shorts, animations, and feature docs on the history of black communities and cultures across Canada and abroad.

The Sword of the Lord

Olympic Fever: watch 9 films about winter sports

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Delve into the NFB’s rich collection of winter sports films as you cheer on our athletes striving for Olympic gold.