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Check out the NFB Film Club’s Fall 2015 Programming

Check out the NFB Film Club’s Fall 2015 Programming

Check out the NFB Film Club’s Fall 2015 Programming

The latest season of the NFB Film Club is here, and we’ve got an exciting lineup filled with tons of new NFB releases! There are five brand-new programs for a general audience, and one created specifically with kids in mind.

The Film Club works with public libraries to make the NFB’s extensive collection accessible to communities and families across Canada.

Here’s a look at the programming!

Youth in revolt

Film fans will be thrilled to learn Guidelines, Jean-François Caissy’s new documentary about a crew of rambunctious high school students and their relationship to authority inside the classroom and out in the wild, is on the programming docket. 

For the little ones, we have Nicola Lemay and Janice Nadeau‘s beautiful film No Fish Where To Go, about a friendship that unites two little girls from rival clans in a village where tensions are mounting.

No Fish Where to Go, Nicola Lemay & Janice Nadeau, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

War paint

Theodore Ushev returns with Blood Manifesto, a violent poem about ideals worth shedding blood for, and is literally animated with Ushev’s own blood. Blood Manifesto is certainly not for the squeamish.

In a similar veinPatricio Henríquez’s Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd charts the incredible odyssey of 22 men from China’s persecuted Uyghur minority who escaped to the Middle East where they were captured and sold to the American forces and detained in Guantánamo as terrorists through no fault of their own.

Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd, Patricio Henríquez, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Where the heart is

In Where I’m From, director Claude Demers embarks on a quest for redemption as he questions the mysteries of his origins and formative years, which were marked by abandonment.

As well, celebrated Latvian animator Vladimir Leschiov returns with a touching ode to memory in Rainy Days, an animation drawn entirely with black tea, that focuses on an elderly Japanese man who boards a ferry bound for an unknown island.

Rainy Days, Vladimir Leschiov, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Deus ex machina

Tech fiends will love the lineup of Michelle and Uri Kranot‘s latest film, Hollow Land and our Hothouse film Observer by Brendan Matkin. Observer explores how the raw data from smartphones paints a picture of a connected world.

The shorts are paired with Atanasoff: The Father of the Computer, by Mila Aung-Thwin and Daniel Cross, which, as the title hints at, tells the story of John Vincent Atanasoff who fought to be recognized as the originator of the computer.

Manual speaking

William Canning‘s profile on Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone and tech pioneer, For You, Mr. Bell will be shown with Yves Étienne Massicotte’s The Dance of Words, which offers an inside look at deaf culture and a community that is often misunderstood. The young artists in this film embraced their deaf identity after spending a difficult childhood in the grey zone between hearing culture and deaf culture.

The Dance of Words, Yves Étienne Massicotte, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

A special children’s program features five fun-filled animated shorts: It’s a Dog’s Life, Scientifiq Piqniq, Mud, Tzaritza and Animate Everything!

Make it happen at your local public library!

For more information on the NFB Film Club, please contact: Marianne Di Domenico at 514-283-8953 or

Or get in touch with your local public library to acquire the films and organize a screening for your community.

Happy watching!

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