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Animator Cordell Barker and the Canada CODE Challenge

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Animator/filmmaker Cordell Barker serves as this week’s Canada CODE Challenger. To find out what this means, keep reading.

NFB.ca launches The Champions Series

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Today we’re launching The Champions, Parts 1, 2 and 3, Donald Brittain’s seminal documentary series on the lives of Pierre Elliott Trudeau and René Lévesque. The online release of these films coincides with the date (April 20, 1968) that Pierre Elliott Trudeau first took office as prime minister of Canada. In crafting these films, producer more »

The NFB garners 6 nominations for the 2009 Genie Awards

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This year, five NFB productions are up for a total of six awards at the 2009 Genies. Theodore Ushev’s Drux Flux and Claude Cloutier’s Sleeping Betty are both up for Best Animated Short, while Yung Chang’s Up the Yangtze and Jean-Claude Labrecque’s Infiniment Québec compete for Best Documentary. Heaven on Earth, Deepa Mehta’s latest feature, more »

Roadsworth Airs on Télé-Québec on Monday February 9

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Catch Alan Kohl’s documentary, Roadsworth: Crossing the Line tonight on Télé-Québec at 9:00 pm. Roadsworth paints a portrait of artist Peter Gibson, who used the city streets of Montreal as canvases. He stencilled vines along traffic dividers, turned crosswalks into boot prints and, in the process, raised the pertinent issues of art and freedom of more »

Heaven on Earth – Interview with Deepa Mehta

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Heaven on Earth, the latest feature film from Deepa Mehta, is now playing in theatres across Canada. The film explores the themes of immigration, isolation and the power of the imagination. Since its theatrical premiere on October 24 the phrase “Heaven on Earth” has been one of the most popular search terms driving traffic to more »

10 New Films about Canada’s Wild Frontier

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We’ve uploaded ten new films in the last couple weeks. The over-arching theme seems to be Canada as a wild frontier. These films explore Canada’s relationship with nature and the past with an emphasis on conservation and sustainability. It’s fascinating to see how our general view of nature changes over the years. Here’s an overview: more »

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