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National Film Board of Canada Atlantic Centre

Overview
Works: 55 works in 99 publications in 1 language and 846 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographical films  Short films  Art  Exhibition catalogs  Science films 
Classifications: E99.M6, 636.0883
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Most widely held works by National Film Board of Canada
Animals : friend or food?( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after Jason and Julia Young bought an abandoned farm property, Jason began a year-long experiment that would change his life forever. If you're going to eat meat, Jason thought, then you should raise the animals. Get to know them, discover their personalities, treat them with respect, and eventually slaughter them yourself. The film takes us into the heart of the animal-human relationship, with all its contradictions
The Spirit of Annie Mae( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, a Canadian Micmac Indian whose murder on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1976 is still unsolved. A tribute from the women who were closest to her
Race is a four letter word( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Director Sobaz Benjamin highlights Canadian contradictions and conflicts around race. Heroically, he exposes himself, too: a black man who grew up hating himself, trying to bleach his skin with chemicals, and then struggling to appreciate the meaning of his culture and heritage as an 'Afro-Saxon' Briton, then Grenadian and now Haligonian-Nova Scotian-Canadian. We also meet a white man who is culturally and psychologically black, a black woman who wants to be considered iconically Canadian, another black woman who retreats to England rather than continue to face Canada's racial cold war"--Container
Hunters and Bombers( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Innu (Montagnais Indians) of Labrador are protesting low-level military flights and the playing of war games over their territory
Place of the boss = Utshimassits by John Walker Productions( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary delves beyond the national headlines of substance abuse, suicide and rural slum conditions to provide a profile of a people confronting the tragedy of their current circumstances by summoning the traditions, memories and culture of their proud past
Mi'kmaq Family - Migmaoei Otjiosog( Visual )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Mi'kmaq child-rearing traditions
Kwa'nu'te': Micmac and Maliseet Artists( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews eight Maliseet amd Micmac artists from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, who produce a variety of works of art from paintings to quill-work to carved masks
Song of Eskasoni( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the revival of the native traditions and spirituality in Eskasoni through the writings of Rita Joe
Where the bay becomes the sea by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a documentary about the fragile and complex marine ecosystem in the Bay of Fundy. The film traces relationships within the food chain - from tiny plankton to birds and seals and finally to whales and humans. The film is a plea for careful management of our ocean resource
Cottonland( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the last of Cape Breton's coalmines shut down in the late 1990's, the community of Glace Bay fell into economic despair followed by social depression. Many people became addicted to the prescription painkiller OxyContin. This film looks at the social and economic factors that helped create this dependency, and at the necessity of a strong and cohesive social network to help people resist. "Cottonland" emphasizes the importance of a collective approach to the problems of addiction and dependency
Pelts: Politics of the Fur Trade( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada's oldest industry, fur trade is facing challenges. Examines the morality of killing animals for fur
Africville : a spirit that lives on( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vienna Tribunal( Visual )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the personal stories of women from around the world who testified before a panel of judges at the Global Tribunal on Violations of Women's Human Rights, part of the United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, June 1993
Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program invites the viewers to share the experiences and insights of a group of energetic Black students in a Halifax high school. It follows the students as they work to establish a Cultural Awareness Youth Group, a vehicle for building pride and self-esteem through educational and cultural programs
Black Mother Black Daughter( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Mother Black Daughter explores the lives and experiences of black women in Nova Scotia, their contributions to the home, the church and the community and the strengths they passed on to their daughters. Some of the women appearing in the film are Edith Clayton, a basket maker; Pearleen Oliver, a historian; Dr. Marie Hamilton, an educator and community leader; and Daurene Lewis, a weaver and politician. Also appearing is the dynamic female a capella quartet Four the Moment
The Chocolate Farmer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an unspoiled corner of southern Belize, cacao farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors: as a steward of the land. A tender and moving family tale, director Rohan Fernandos lush cinematic journey intimately captures a year in the life of the Pop family as they struggle to preserve their values in a world that is suddenly and dramatically changing. A lament for cultures lost, this timely and vital film challenges our deeply held assumptions of progress
Bad coyote( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hybrid type of coyote, thought to be part wolf, has migrated to Eastern Canada. After a deadly mauling in Cape Breton, said to be the first such fatal attack against an adult human, alarm spreads across Nova Scotia. Trappers, scientists, sheep farmers and the mother of the 19-year-old victim, Taylor Mitchell, weigh in. Increasing media coverage and reports of coyote attacks and sightings prompts the provincial government to issue a controversial bounty for dead coyotes. To some, the only good coyote is a dead one; but others call for a more measured approach, seeking mutual respect between humans and animals. The central irony is not lost: this new breed, called a coywolf by some, has replaced a wolf population previously driven out by predatory humans. A trenchant analysis of the politics and the price of living and playing close to nature
Island green( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Edward Island has long been famous for its spuds and red mud. But in the last 50 years since industrialized farming took root, this small, agricultural island has been building a new reputation—for having the highest cancer and respiratory illness rates in Canada. Is there a link? Every year, countless tourists are greeted by PEI’s warm sandy beaches, quaint seaside villages and, of course, field after field of the island’s signature potato crops. Rather than dwelling on PEI’s worrisome monocropping practices, Island Green dares to ask: What if PEI went entirely organic? Using beautiful imagery and poignant stories from the island’s small but growing community of organic farmers, PEI filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes, whose work includes December in Toronto and Stalking Love , explores a healthier future for Canada’s smallest province. In addition to the farmers’ stories, she shares the stirring words of PEI-born poet Tanya Davis, which remind us that we can rob the land only so much before it robs us of the nourishment we need for life. As Island Green shows organic farmers working the fields, eating their bountiful harvests together with friends and family, and discussing the success of their farms, its story is ultimately one of hope and healthy promise
The Acadian connection = Le lien Acadien by Monique Leblanc( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this warm tribute to the spirit of l'Acadie, filmmaker Monique LeBlanc takes an affectionate look at ten members of the far-flung LeBlanc family -- Acadians and Cajuns whose energy and joie de vivre speak of a legendary tenacity. From California to New Brunswick, from Ontario to Louisiana, Monique LeBlanc finds the dreams and determination of her ancestors living on in the hearts of her cousins, no matter where thy make their homes
"Just one big mess" : the Halifax explosion, 1917( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of December 6, 1917, two ships, one of which was loaded with munitions, collided in Halifax Harbour. The explosion which followed levelled two square miles of the city, killed over 1600 people and left thousands wounded and homeless. Through interviews with survivors and photographs of the devastation, the event is dramatically recounted
 
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Alternative Names
Office national du film du Canada Programme anglais/Atlantique

Languages
English (57)