Over the past three or four years, climate changes have been a core concern of NFB filmmakers, who have produced several films on the subject. But have such concerns always existed in NFB films?
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This instalment of Curator’s Perspective reviews NFB films that have used the subject of soccer as a means to address a variety of Canadian social issues.
There were a few rules we were taught at journalism school that were sacrosanct: Stay objective, don’t get too close to those you’re covering and do not become part of the story. Well, our documentary, The Perfect Story, ignores all that.
Today I’ll be looking back at the works of Claude Cloutier, a virtuoso illustrator who uses a traditional animation technique—drawings on paper in India ink—but whose imagined worlds are anything but conventional.
A short documentary essay on solitude, filmed in Spanish and narrated by filmmaker Rosana Matecki, Saturday Night (2021) offers a poetic and bittersweet snapshot of aging in an urban setting, viewed through the lens of dance.
Making Unspoken Tears immersed me in the violence of war and the trauma it inflicts on people. I wanted to use the integration of young refugees into Quebec’s school system as a way into this subject.
This instalment of Curator’s Perspective aims to introduce readers to the different phases of NFB films made in Latin America or by Latin Americans, from the mid-1940s until today.
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.
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.