Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

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Friday staff pick: CBQM

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* This is a guest post by NFB intern and emerging Métis filmmaker, Sarah Hager. As the newest intern at the Pacific and Yukon Centre, I’ve decided to completely immerse myself in NFB films and to watch as many as I can during my time here. So far I’m at number 20 (out of 13,000) more »

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Pink Ribbons, Inc: Breast cancer and cause marketing

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Next week our latest doc Pink Ribbons, Inc. opens in theatres across Canada. We’ve written about the film several times here, and we’ve been talking about it for months. It’s a critical look at the industry that has grown up around breast cancer, and how the disease has become “the poster child” for cause marketing. more »

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Catch Léa Pool’s Pink Ribbons, Inc. in a theatre near you starting February 3rd

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After premiering at TIFF, where it was named one of the TOP 10 films, Léa Pool‘s much anticipated film on the “industry of breast cancer”, Pink Ribbons, Inc., opens in Canadian theatres February 3, 2012. The feature documentary, which early reviews called “eloquent”, “stunning”, “alarming” and “incendiary”, shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer more »

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Sidebar banners now available for Pink Ribbons, Inc.

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[The image above features members of the IV League, a stage 4 cancer support group based in Austin, Texas.] On February 3, our new documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. opens in theatres across Canada. The film deals with how breast cancer has become the poster child for cause-related marketing campaigns and the effect this has had more »

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Filming war: an interview with producer Jacques Turgeon

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*This post is a translation. Read the original French post here. In March an NFB team travelled to Afghanistan to document daily life as experienced by soldiers of the 22e Regiment, the Van Doos, serving in the heat of the conflict. Using footage from this visit, we developed The Van Doos in Afghanistan, a 45-minute more »

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Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories launches in Iqaluit, Nunavut

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* Photo, from left to right: Tom Perlmutter, Eva Aariak, Christopher Duschenes, Claude Joli-Coeur and Julie Huguet. On Monday, we launched Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories, at Nunavut’s Legislative Building in Iqaluit. If you’ve never been to Nunavut, or haven’t been there recently, the Legislative Building (or the “Ledge”, as it is know in town), is more »

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Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories launches in Iqaluit, Nunavut

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* Photo, from left to right: Tom Perlmutter, Eva Aariak, Christopher Duschenes, Claude Joli-Coeur and Julie Huguet. On Monday, we launched Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories, at Nunavut’s Legislative Building in Iqaluit. If you’ve never been to Nunavut, or haven’t been there recently, the Legislative Building (or the “Ledge”, as it is know in town), is more »

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Celebrating National Media Literacy Week

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This week (November 7-11) is National Media Literacy Week, a week to highlight the importance of thinking critically about media. This year’s theme is Digital Citizenship. Media Literacy Week is especially relevant at the NFB because we have always believed (and our films will back this up) that thinking critically is crucial to making wise more »

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World Premiere of The Van Doos in Afghanistan on NFB.ca

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This post is a translation from French. You can see the original post here. *** Edited on November 11, 2011: Due to overwhelming demand, especially on ONF.ca, we have decided to leave the film The Van Doos in Afghanistan online, for free, until Monday morning, November 14. As of Monday morning, it will be available more »

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Léa Pool doc on the breast cancer industry set to debut at TIFF

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Almost everyone has bought (or at the very least seen) pink products and ribbons sold to fund breast cancer research. Socks, coffee mugs, lipstick, rubber bracelets, magnets, earrings, party supplies – you name it. And most of us have friends, relatives or neighbours who have run, jumped, biked or walked for the cure. In recent more »

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DOXA Connexions: Narrating Change Social Justice Forum

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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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Fogo Island Adventure!

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It was with much excitement and curiosity that fellow workshop facilitator Gilles Roy and I left Toronto and Montreal, respectively, embarking on a journey of two flights, one car trip and one ferry ride before finally arriving on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. We had been asked to teach animation and documentary workshops to three different high more »

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