History goes in cycles, and we need to learn from our past and build bridges that open dialogue. I am an Arab, even if I’m a Jew. Those two are not incompatible. I want people to see Baghdad Twist as a universal story, about a woman, a family, a community
Filmmaker Gilles Groulx was born in 1931 and would have turned 90 on August 30. The anniversary of his birthday is an opportunity to reflect on the significance of this director and his work.
By the time I decided to make this documentary, I had known Luben and Elena for 20 years, and I’d witnessed their growth as artists and human beings.
The documentary films of the Atlanticanada series produced by the National Film Board of Canada are highlighted.
The Adieu Alouette television series produced by the National Film Board of Canada in 1973 was a look at the contemporary Quebec of the time.
Today, I’m thinking fondly of all the other LGBT athletes and their friends and loved ones who have suffered, and continue to suffer, in silence.
The World War II short documentary Headline Hunters is discussed. It highlights the work of Canadian war correspondents.
The long and troubled history of the North American bison is recounted in the National Film Board film The Great Buffalo Saga.
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.
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.
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.