April 6, 1994 was the beginning of the 100 days of genocide in Rwanda. Dr. James Orbinski was a field doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières and was stationed there during this time. His challenge in such horrible circumstances was to decide who gets treatment, who gets food, who lives and who dies. It’s an impossible more »
Posts Tagged ‘Interviews’
Director Paul Cowan talks about the making of Paris 1919 as the films heads to Hot Docs 2009.
Guy Maddin sits down with the NFB for a one-on-one interview.
“A forceful, vibrant and immensely entertaining call to action … This highly sampled film flows seamlessly.” – The Globe and Mail
Hot off the heels of a killer festival run, Brett Gaylor’s film RiP! A Remix Manifesto, about copyright and content creation in the digital age, will open theatrically in select theatres across Canada this month. From its inception, RiP! has been an open source documentary, inviting people from all over to take part in the more »
We have recently posted a Hothouse 5 playlist that showcases the 1-minute animated shorts that resulted from this year’s Hothouse Emerging Filmmaker Program. One film in particular, Orange, is already creating a buzz. A loving and whimsical tour of the city, Orange celebrates the urban spaces of Montreal. To find out more about what inspired more »
Heaven on Earth has been hugely popular on this site since it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. Centring around Chand, a young Indian bride who emigrates from India to Canada to marry a man she’s never met, the film explores the themes of spousal abuse and the power of imagination. As more »
The new year is off to a great start, with several NFB productions being talked about in the press and online. Guy Dixon of The Globe and Mail wrote a full-length article on Paul Cowan’s Paris 1919. The film, based on Margaret MacMillan’s book, covers the Paris Peace Conference, which took place at the end more »
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 »