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DOXA Connexions: Justice Forum at DOXA (The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History)

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This post was written by one of the young women participating in the 2011 Kris Anderson DOXA Youth Connexions Forum, as part of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. “Connexions” is an immersive 2-week program where 6 selected emerging female filmmakers create 6 short films in 6 days, while also connecting with industry professionals & checking more »

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DOXA Connextions: A Mixed Bag of Nuts

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This post was written by one of the young women participating in the 2011 Kris Anderson DOXA Youth Connexions Forum, as part of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. “Connexions” is an immersive 2-week program where 6 selected emerging female filmmakers create 6 short films in 6 days, while also connecting with industry professionals & checking more »

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Kris Anderson DOXA Youth Connexions

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DOXA and the National Film Board of Canada are proud to once again present the Kris Anderson Connexions Youth Forum, an educational program designed to foster documentary filmmaking and storytelling skills in youth between the ages of 19 and 26 who face barriers in attaining their career goals. This is the sixth year that Connexions more »

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NFB launches BlackBerry Playbook app

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RIM launched its new BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and we’re proud to announce that it includes an NFB films app – right out of the box. The app was co-developed by RIM and the NFB. The new tablet offers free access to NFB films, including our mobile HD channel – a Playbook exclusive. As with our iPad/iPhone more »

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Pour la suite du monde: The Perrault Classic in English

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The English version of Pierre Perrault and Michel Brault’s Pour la suite du monde is a really interesting example of adapting a film into the other language.

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6 NFB films selected for Hot Docs 2011

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Hot Docs, America’s largest documentary festival, selected and announced the 2011 line-up last week. Some 200 films garnered the attention of the festival’s programmers and the NFB will make a strong showing with 6 films. World premieres Produced by Parabola Films with the NFB’s participation, St-Henri, the 26th of August / À St-Henri le 26 more »

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NFB Films for Android now available!

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Yes, the day has come – our NFB Films for the Android is now available! After the tremendous success of our iPhone app (named one of the best apps of 2009 by The Apple Blog!), we are now releasing the first Canadian film app for the Android platform. With this app, you can: WATCH – more »

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The Pattern of Man: Enduring Wilderness and National Park History

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This post was written by Dr. Claire Campbell, a professor of History and Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax. It is the first post in a series on Ernest Reid’s 1963 film, Enduring Wilderness, written by contributors to the forthcoming A Century of Parks Canada, 1911 – 2011 (University of Calgary Press). According to more »

Friday staff pick: Cry of the Wild

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Cry of the Wild by Bill Mason, National Film Board of Canada I saw Cry of the Wild as a teenager in the early 1970s at a movie theatre in Montreal. The film was talked about everywhere. There were TV , radio and newspaper ads promoting this fascinating documentary on wolves in the wild. All the more »

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Turning 32: An interview with director Robbie Hart

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The following is a guest post by Tanya Koivusalo. What are the universal characteristics we humans share? Robbie Hart and Luc Côté explore this intriguing question in their new feature-length documentary Turning 32 as they meet again with 5 people they originally interviewed 16 years ago for the television series Turning 16. In advance of more »

7 documentary tweeters to follow on Twitter

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[Invalid Link] http://www.nfb.ca/hd/rip_a_remix_manifesto/ One of our followers on Twitter asked me the other day who I’d recommend he follow for interesting tweets on the doc world. As I sent off my response, it occurred to me that he might not be the only one wondering. So here are my suggestions: @cbcdocs – The CBC has more »

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Stories From Our Land: Iqaluit Log (Part 2)

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The following is a guest post by Carrie Haber. Directors Zacharias Kunuk (L), and Sturla Gunnarsson (R) with Northwest Centre’s Executive Producer David Christensen In November, I flew from Montreal to Iqaluit as an instructor for the NFB/Nunavut Film Development Corporation’s Stories From Our Land workshop. 29 participants showed up from North and South Baffin more »

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