The following is a guest post by Tanya Koivusalo.
On Wednesday July 7th, the NFB Mediatheque will be hosting Homegrown Films, an exciting FREE event as part of its regular Green Screens series, co-presented with the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy. Join us...
Drum roll, please....
The NFB Films iPad app is now available through iTunes. With this app, you can watch over 1000 movies - documentaries, animations and feature films - free on your iPad. You can also store films on the iPad for up to 48...
How can I best describe The Devil at Your Heels? Truth is stranger than fiction? The eccentric shall inherit the earth? Build it and they will come?
No, I had better just describe it as stuntman Ken Carter’s attempt to jump over a river -...
Yesterday was National Aboriginal Day, and to mark the occasion NFB.ca launched CBQM, Dennis Allen's new feature length documentary:
A charming, honest tribute to volunteer-run radio station CBQM (690 on the AM dial), and the people who tune in every day in and around the...
I recently had the chance to talk to filmmaker Masoud Raouf about his documentary The Tree That Remembers, a film that touched me deeply. It shows a group of Iranians who have lived through the hell of imprisonment and torture but continue to have...
This guest post was written by filmmaker Donald McWilliams.
On June 1st, Kenyans throughout the world celebrate Madaraka Day, a commemoration of that day in 1963 when Kenya won internal self-rule from Great Britain. 6 months later, Kenya achieved full independence. In recognition of Madaraka...
The following is a guest post by Aisling Chin-Yee. It originally appeared on the Work For All website.
The Colour of Beauty is a short documentary about racial discrimination in the fashion industry. Director Elizabeth St. Philip follows a young and fiercely talented Black model,...
The DOXA Film Festival takes place in Vancouver from May 7 - 16. We've got a strong presence there this year, and NFB producer Tracey Friesen recently gave me the low down:
DOXA's great! It's a real spring fest of documentaries from all over the...
Namrata Gill is one of the many real-life inspirations for Deepa Mehta's film Heaven on Earth. After 6 years, she courageously left an abusive relationship and launched a surprising new career. This short film is her intensely personal story, told in her own words....
This post was written by Aisling Chin-Yee and it originally appeared on the Work For All website.
In recognition of Asian Heritage Month, this week’s Anti-Racism feature is Unwanted Soldiers, a personal documentary by Jari Osborne about her father, a Chinese Canadian WWII veteran.
Raymonde Provencher's film Grace, Milly, Lucy... Child Soldiers will shock you. It exposes the little-known tragedy of child soldiers in Uganda, and explores how they can possibly live normal lives after being trained to become killing machines. The film screens at the Hot Docs...
Meet Socalled, aka Josh Dolgin. He's a multi-disciplinary musician and artist whose unique blend of klezmer, hip hop and funk is blasting through the boundaries that separate music of different cultures, eras and generations. The Socalled Movie will have its Canadian premiere at the...