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.
The history of the National Film Board of Canada's newsreel unit is explored including the production of the popular Eye Witness series.
Canadians can be proud of the fact that our boreal is arguably the most important forest in the world. Though it is heavily logged and dotted with mines, it is still less disturbed than any other forest, and home to countless wild animals.
Four hidden film gems released online in 2020 from the National Film Board of Canada are discussed in detail.
"Twenty-one years ago, I received a scholarship through the Royal Canadian Air Cadets to earn my private pilot licence. Fifteen years later, I made a documentary called As the Crow Flies, which follows a group of inspiring young cadets going through the same program I did."
Sixty years after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the NFB short documentary Universe, directed by Roman Kroitor and Colin Low, remains a revered classic.
Motto is an unidentified digital object that can’t be reduced to a genre or a school. A NFB production, Motto is the work of Vincent Morisset’s digital creation studio, AATOAA, in collaboration with Montreal novelist Sean Michaels. Here’s a look back at the three years of work that brought Motto to our pockets.