The history of the National Film Board of Canada's newsreel unit is explored including the production of the popular Eye Witness series.
Canadians can be proud of the fact that our boreal is arguably the most important forest in the world. Though it is heavily logged and dotted with mines, it is still less disturbed than any other forest, and home to countless wild animals.
Four hidden film gems released online in 2020 from the National Film Board of Canada are discussed in detail.
"Twenty-one years ago, I received a scholarship through the Royal Canadian Air Cadets to earn my private pilot licence. Fifteen years later, I made a documentary called As the Crow Flies, which follows a group of inspiring young cadets going through the same program I did."
Sixty years after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the NFB short documentary Universe, directed by Roman Kroitor and Colin Low, remains a revered classic.