The Apollo of Gaza is partly a chronicle of these claims and local and international political rivalries. But it’s also a reflection on the passage of time and the cyclical nature of history.
The 1978 NFB documentary Song of the Paddle is profiled. In it, filmmaker Bill Mason and his family go on canoe-camping trips.
Read this conversation between the filmmaker and musician and songwriter Miranda Martini, whose music is featured in the documentary (and who also happens to be Cheryl’s daughter).
The 1954 documentary Dresden Story, the first NFB film to deal with racial discrimination in Canada, is discussed.
The history of the National Film Board of Canada's newsreel unit is explored including the production of the popular Eye Witness series.