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Darwin Said What?! | Celebrate Darwin Day with 4 Off-The-Wall Shorts About Evolution

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Telling the Story of the Fight for Linguistic Rights

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Canadian francophone minorities have had to overcome a number of obstacles to claim their linguistic rights. The Fight for Francophone Rights takes you to a variety of regions across the country where speaking French is a daily battle.

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Photo Fridays| Check Out 20 Vintage Ski Pics From the 1940s

Take a trip down memory slope with these rare and incredible ski and après-ski photographs taken from the archives of Ski in the Valey of the Saints, and Ski Skill, two short documentaries from the mid-1940s.

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Refuge: The First 19 Days

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Jennifer and her brothers have seen more in their short lives than most adults will encounter in a lifetime — armed conflict, forced migration, refugee camps. But the sight of snow is something new. Dressed in the bulky winter coats they were given at the airport, the kids are cavorting in the snow-covered suburban yard

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The Real Wet Bandit | Watch The Trout That Stole the Rainbow

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I live my life according to two very simple rules. Number one: do not steal. Number two: snitches get stitches. In under 9 minutes, Eva Szasz’ beautifully illustrated The Trout That Stole the Rainbow manages to break both. Rule number one is pretty simple. You shouldn’t take what isn’t yours. Most people can follow that.

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Resolutions 2016 | 5 Short Films to Help You Quit Smoking

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Turbocharge your willpower to quit smoking with these 5 short films (most of them fairly hilarious and non-preachy) about the perils that lie in the lap of nicotine addiction.

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The 2016 Canada Day Challenge has begun!

Education

Invite your students to participate in the 2016 Canada Day Challenge by submitting their creations in three categories: Draw it!, Snap it! and Write it!

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3 NFB Apps to Download During the Holidays

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Santa received your letter and brought you the tablet of your dreams? You woke up to find an Apple TV under the tree? Make these gifts even more special and enjoyable with these 3 NFB apps. NFB Films After versions for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Windows 8 (tablet), and many smart TVs (see the full list here), our team

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How to Grow Cacao Trees, A Family Succession

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In this film, 13-year-old Elisha invites us to share in the daily life of her family. Her parents, modest cacao farmers in Belize, teach the children the secrets of cacao trees and try to give them the tools they need to succeed in life.

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Happy Holidays from Award-Winning Animator Claude Cloutier

Just in time for the holidays, award-winning animator and illustrator Claude Cloutier (Sleeping Betty, The Trenches) has unveiled 5 gifs inspired by his latest short film, Carface. Carface (Trailer) by ONFB, National Film Board of Canada A biting musical-comedy satire about the power of Big Oil, Carface, which premiered at Annecy earlier this year, presents cars that sing

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Welcome to Canada! The NFB Gives the Gift of Film to Syrian Refugees

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As you may have heard, the Canadian government is preparing to welcome 25,000 refugees from Syria over the next few months. Upon arrival, they will be provided with permanent resident status, a social insurance number, a winter jacket (straight from our Premier’s hands, for some), as well as welcome kits that include a Parks Canada tuque, children’s books, a copy

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Resistance Song: When Docs Make Music

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“The really crucial distortions in history come not from lies, but from omissions.” So said the historian Howard Zinn noting how official North American history silences the voices of the continent’s First Peoples. Métis/Dene playwright and director Marie Clements has been challenging that official history and its many omissions for decades, and with The Road

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Staff Picks 2015 | Watch Our Fave Free Films of the Year

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With 2015 coming to a close, we compiled our annual Staff pick list! Brush up on the recently added, free films now available on NFB.ca!

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