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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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February 19, 2009, Canadian Reception Center, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTheir Excellencies, the Right Honourable Micha‘lle Jean, Governor General of Canada and Jean-Daniel Lafond are welcoming the President of the United States of America, The Honourable Barack H. Obama at the Canadian Reception Center of the Ottawa Airport, in Ottawa on February 19, 2009.Credit: Sgt Serge Gouin, Rideau Hall, OSGG

Public Libraries: NFB Film Club Reveals Fall 2016 Programming

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This fall, the NFB Film Club is offering filmgoers another season chock-full of recent releases that capture the remarkable diversity of the Canadian experience. The lineup of 6 programs—5 for general audiences and one for children—consists of both shorts and features, documentaries and animation. This rich selection of inspiring films will move and entertain audiences from

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Making Movie History | New iPad App Brings Together Portraits of 61 Iconic NFB Figures

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A new iPad app exploring the NFB’s unique place in Canadian cinema is now available on the iTunes Canada App Store. GET APP The app, Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts, features 61 short profiles of some of the greatest artists, rebels and dreamers the NFB has ever known. Originally created as a web-based celebration of

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The NFB Wins 5 Webby Awards!

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The 2016 Webby awards rewarded four NFB productions, including three awards for Vincent Morrisset’s Way to Go. The winners are: Way to Go – Webby and People’s Voice awards in the Web/NetArt category; Webby for Online Film & Video/VR: Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time The Unknown Photographer – People’s Voice award /VR: Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time

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Interview With Legendary Method Actor Grant Mously

10:12 PM. Sunday night. The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York. I’ve been waiting for two hours for a chance to interview one of the greatest actors of our generation. Celebrated by peers and critics alike as one of the most singular method actors to be captured on celluloid, Grant Mously is a force of nature. Roger

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Lights, Camera, Parity: NFB Women Shine at Hot Docs

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It’s a banner year for NFB women directors. Only weeks after the NFB made its historic commitment to gender parity in production, Canada’s public producer is heading to Hot Docs with no fewer than eight films by women directors — a diverse crop of new and classic titles that includes four feature docs making their

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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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Man the Polluter: Man’s Ridiculous Solutions to the Problem of Pollution

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Just in time for Earth Day, I want to let you know about an offbeat animated feature film about pollution that the NFB made some 43 years ago and recently digitized. Not surprisingly, we are still dealing with some of the issues raised in this film. As Man the Polluter points out, sometimes our solutions

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National Canadian Film Day: Our Staff Picks

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Check out our staff picks for National Canadian Film Day

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Isabella Weetaluktuk Shines Light on NFB Archive

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It’s little more than a fragment, a few seconds of footage shot in the Canadian Arctic over 50 years ago, but it’s pure visual gold. Four Inuit kids, oblivious to the camera, are absorbed in play. Their game involves a homemade spinning top, ingeniously crafted from ice and sinew. A husky puppy observes with interest.

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Check Out Seances, Guy Maddin’s Latest Interactive Cinema Experiment

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Now you see it; now you don’t.

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Inuit Culture, Living History

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Ensure your students have a good grasp of intercultural studies by using the world’s largest inuit films collection and its study guide.

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