Before our headquarters moves, we wanted to immortalize people and places that shaped the NFB. Explore this series of portraits by Stephan Ballard.
Posts Tagged “Alanis Obomsawin”
The very first Indigenous-made film I saw was Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child by Alanis Obomsawin, and it was the first time I felt that a filmmaker could understand Indigenous social-political issues.
"Canada, are you ready to see what needs to be seen?” Indigenous filmmaking flourishes at the NFB.
The latest incarnation of Hothouse, the NFB’s world-renowned animation mentorship program, kicks off on February 18, fuelled by all the dynamism and vision of a new wave of Indigenous storytellers...
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
More popular than ever but notoriously hard to finance, the creative feature documentary is flourishing at the National Film Board.
As the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) winds to a close, we've got 5 more classic NFB films that appeared at the festival for you to watch free!
Utrecht, Holland, November 12, 2017. Food is piled high on the table of a local bar. Sitting around it, a group of Montrealers pinch themselves, wondering if they’ve really just watched a musical performance by 85-year-old Alanis Obomsawin.
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance celebrates the 25th anniversary of its release in 2018. While the documentary enjoyed enormous success, its launch was not without problems.
“Stories are wondrous things. And they are dangerous,” says Thomas King. King knows a thing or two about storytelling and its cultural clout. Born to a Cherokee father and Greek/German...
One year ago, we launched our Indigenous Action Plan with the goal of responding to the TRC's work and recommendation. We figure it's time for an update on our progress.
While distinct from each other in style and subject, the five new features that the NFB is sending to Hot Docs this year share a common ethical approach to documentary...