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.
NFB XP is an exciting new incubator at the National Film Board designed for animators to test out new ideas and find technology solutions for animation problems.
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.
In the language of the Blackfoot, the word Kímmapiiyipitssini refers to a form of social solidarity, describing how Blackfoot people traditionally demonstrate empathy and support for each other.
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.
The 1978 NFB documentary Song of the Paddle is profiled. In it, filmmaker Bill Mason and his family go on canoe-camping trips.
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.