It’s 2017 and we’re meeting Chris Morrissey, the founder of Rainbow Refugee, at an Italian cafe on a Tuesday afternoon in East Vancouver.
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Using footage from security cameras, as well as video-call footage and home-video archives, Perfecting the Art of Longing is acclaimed filmmaker Kitra Cahana’s powerful collaboration with her father, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana, who suffered a devastating brainstem stroke that left him “locked in”.
Two National Film Board of Canada documentaries are highlighted to celebrate Canadian Jewish Heritage Month.
As I write these words, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just published its latest report. Unsurprisingly, its predictions, like those of the previous report, are absolutely terrifying.
The 1975 National Film Board documentary The Lady and the Owl highlights a retired couple rehabilitating injured owls in Ontario.
Overnight, Ghyslain’s digital doppelgänger was drawn out of the shadows and into harsh light. That stolen moment even gave rise to a modern myth that, almost 20 years later, has taken control of part of his life story.
This week’s NFB.ca debut of the documentary Evan’s Drum (2021), by Inuit filmmaker Ossie Michelin, provides an opportunity to give an overview of Inuit cinema at the NFB.
When I was a child growing up in Labrador, I never heard the sound of traditional Inuit drum dancing. It wasn’t until I was a young adult that I heard the rhythmic beat of the drum and witnessed the fluid movement of the drum dancers.
I remember clearly the moment the idea for The Storm took root. A woman had come to the hospital in labour, her partner at her side, and together with her nurse, we all guided the baby safely into the world.
The 1967 short documentary Blades and Brass combines hockey action with Mexican brass music. It was a hit in Canada and all over the world.
As a child, growing up in a Haitian and Latinx household and diaspora communities in North America, I continued to overhear stories about the history of my birthplace relating to race, colour, class, colonialism and human rights.
The story of the making and distribution of the Oscar nominated documentary The Fight: Science Against Cancer.