What does it mean to be Canadian? I’ve often struggled with this question. Growing up in the 1990s, I began to doubt whether I would ever be part of the “Canadian identity”.
Inspired by Evelyn Lambart’s Mr. Frog Went A-Courting, David Van Poppel, a passionate NFB fan, went as far as writing a song.
Released in 1994, Villeneuve’s short immediately jumped out at me from the titles in the NFB’s collection, as it offers a glimpse of the successful director’s early work.
I first came across Rocks at Whiskey Trench as supplemental course material during my undergrad. Initially, I was interested in the film because it spotlighted an element of the Oka Crisis of 1990
My father was born in Ontario, the province that doesn’t have traditional seasons like summer, fall and winter, but rather measures time by which blood-sucking insect is currently out to get you.