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Ariel Nasr Unspools Afghanistan’s Forbidden Reel

Ariel Nasr Unspools Afghanistan’s Forbidden Reel

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The headquarters of Afghan Film occupy unassuming premises, one of many bullet-scared structures in central Kabul, with little indicating its vital role in Afghanistan’s cultural history. Yet it was from this modest two-story building that ‘Engineer’ Latif Ahmadi and his peers brought forth a vibrant cinema culture in one of the most underdeveloped societies on

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Animation News: Sharp Shorts for a New Millennium

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The idea that animation can serve as a vehicle for important public messages is embedded in the very foundations of the NFB animation tradition. Back in 1941, when John Grierson hired his first staff animator, a gifted New York-based Scottish artist by the name of Norman McLaren, his most pressing assignment for the wildly inventive

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The Best NFB Films of the 1960s

Films

With 3000+ films that you can stream for free, picking a starting point can be tricky! Enjoy a (subjective) list of the 10 best NFB films from the 1960s!

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The history of Expo 67’s Labyrinth Pavilion

A highlight of Montreal’s Expo 67 was certainly the creation of the Labyrinth Pavilion by the NFB. Come and take a look inside!

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Watch 5 critically-acclaimed animated shorts

Watch 5 critically-acclaimed animated shorts

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With the opening of the Ottawa International Animation Festival next week, we’ve got animation on the brain. So, we dug into our collection to present you with 5 of our most critically-acclaimed animated shorts!

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Travel To Asia Through NFB Films

Take a cinematic trip to the gorgeous continent of Asia through 10 NFB docs!

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Animated Folklore | Watch 5 NFB Folk Tales

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In Canada we take a lot of pride in our diversity—and that extends to our stories, too. Watch 5 NFB animated shorts inspired by folk tales.

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Back-to-school

6 Back-to-School Films Celebrating Balance and Freedom

Education

It’s back-to-school time again! Explore 6 films on diversity, Indigenous heritage and sustainable development to help you fuel your ideas and plan your classes.

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Charles | Interview with filmmaker Dominic Étienne Simard

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Enjoy an interview with filmmaker Dominic Étienne Simard, director of the upcoming TIFF selected short animated film, Charles.

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The Haunted Artist of Canada

On September 8, 1969, renowned Canadian artist Frederick Horsman Varley died at the age of 88. Varley was an official war artist during World War One as well as a founding member of the celebrated Group of Seven. Late in his career, the NFB profiled him in a documentary that was part of the Canadian

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Alanis Obomsawin’s Hopeful New Opus

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Words have always been precious to Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin who routinely begins production on a film by simply listening, recording quiet conversations with her main subjects. Much of this original audio later occupies a central place on her final soundtrack.

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Happy #TIFF2017! Rent 5 Great Canadian Films for $1.99 Each!

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To celebrate the exceptional Canadian films being showcased at #TIFF2017, we and our amazing friends over at Canada Screens have a selection of 5 great Canadian films you can rent at a discounted rate of $1.99 each!

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