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.
The 1964 documentary Magic Molecule on the world of plastics is discussed. The film was released theatrically around the world.
We made this film because it allowed us to illuminate, from a never-before-seen vantage point, a human drama playing out on an almost global stage.
A spirit of pure invention informs the latest edition of Hothouse which got underway on November 15. That’s when the National Film Board opened the doors of its famous animation studios to six young animation artists from across Canada.
The role of women in World War 2 on the home front and overseas is seen in five National Film Board documentaries produced during the war.
On the surface, the story of Charity seems specific to the suburban development in Markham, Ontario. However, the web documentary resonates with larger issues about identity, belonging, and self-representation in suburban environments throughout Canada.
Two hilarious, short, animated films from the 1950s produced at the National Film Board are discussed in detail.
Parties, DJs, MCs, urban dance styles, rap battles, radio and television programs: Montreal has moved to the rhythm of hip-hop for over forty years. But how did this movement really begin in Quebec? Do we know its true roots?
The NFB began producing educational material after the end of World War II. But what did this material actually consist of? Answer: the filmstrip.
In October 1964, the National Film Board sent director Don Owen and a small crew to film a college campus tour featuring four of Canada’s poets: Irving Layton, Earle Birney,...