National Film Board of Canada French Program
Most widely held works by National Film Board of Canada
Four women of Egypt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Four Egyptian women have the same goals--human diginity and social justice--but each adopts an approach radically different from the others. Muslim, Christian, Jewish or non-religious, their visions of society range from wanting a secular or socialist state to an Islamic one. These friends, deeply committed, argue openly, without ever breaking the bond that unites them.
Sexy inc. nos enfants sous influence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
"Analyzes the hypersexuality of our environment and its noxious effects on young people"--Container.
For man must work, or, the end of work ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in French and English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Concentrating on situations in Canada, France and Mexico, this film shows how, as human resources are replaced more and more by technology, living and working conditions are deteriorating for many people. Features personal stories from people in Canada, France and Mexico whose work situations have been changed or replaced by technology; including commentary by various experts including such Vivianne Forrester, author of "The economic horror" and Jeremy Rifkin, American economist and author of "The end of work."
The Rocket ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Follows the career of Maurice Richard with the Montreal Canadiens. Features footage from many games and revealing interviews with Richard himself.
Let me die ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
By listening to critically ill people talk about their quality of life, and by listening to doctors who advocate a more humane, less controlling approach to illness and death, wonders whether patients should be freely allowed to choose when to die.
Victorin, le naturaliste ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The story of Brother Marie-Victorin, the monk who founded the Montreal Botanical Gardens and pioneered the teaching of the natural sciences in Quebec.
Asteroids and comets earth's threat from above ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Discusses the likelihood of a large asteroid, meteorite, or comet colliding with the earth and describes astronomers' interest in asteroids and comets that travel near our planet (referred to as near-earth objects, or NEOs). Uses animation to illustrate the theory that dinosaurs became extinct as a result of a massive meteor collision with the earth.
A child unlike any other Un enfant pas comme les autres / [présenté par] Office national du film du Canada ; scénarisation et réalisation Anna Barczewska ; produit par Claudette Jaiko ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Jan Maka was a child like any other until his family discovered he had autism. What is it like to live with a child affected by this neurological disorder? Through the voices of specialists and his devoted mother, this poignant short film depicts the exhausting daily struggle of parents of autistic children and their efforts to obtain therapy.
Mediterraneo sempre Mediterranean forever ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"Leaving behind the shores they would never forget, Italians crossed the Atlantic in two waves of immigration: first at the start of the 20th century, and then in the years following the Second World War. Ever since, the Mediterranean has lived on in the memories and dreams of the Italians who made Montreal their home. Starting from a village in Calabria, the director recounts their saga and presents a chapter from the history of his own community"--Container.
Le temps des Québécois ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"Des affrontements de la Conquête au brassage multiculturel du Québec moderne, "Le temps des Québécois" traverse deux siècles et demi d'histoire pour mieux comprendre la genèse de l'identité québécoise. Entre reconstitutions historiques, images d'archives, toiles de maîtres, gravures anciennes et entrevues avec des historiens, le film passe en revue de manière très vivante les temps forts de l'histoire de la province. Émaillé de nombreuses rencontres avec des Québécois et Québécoises d'aujourd'hui, il révèle la complexité de la construction identitaire et la diversité des visages du Québec contemporain..."--Conteneur.
Sentenced to life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Will Diane Charron ever be free? She began a life sentence behind bars in 1981, when she was entangled in a friend's act of revenge, and ended up stabbing a stranger to death. She had just turned 19. We follow the story of Diane's life, from her own testimony and that of corrections officers, prison case-workers and psychiatrists. This film asks serious questions about prisoners with mental health problems.
The universal clock the resistance of Peter Watkins ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Documentary filmmaking finds itself constrained by the dictates of television, chiefly the "universal clock". This straitjacket imposes theme and running-time restrictions to meet the demands of the global market. This current reality is on view at the annual MIP-TV in Cannes, the international television market where industry strategists define standards, negotiate deals and adjust their famous clock. The rebel resisting this uniformity is Peter Watkins.
L'appétit d'Ève ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Prisonnière de l'imagerie judéo-chrétienne, Fabienne Lips-Dumas quitte Paris pour renaître à Vancouver. Au sommet des Rocheuses, l'attend une surprise vieille de plus de 500 millions d'années: la faune extraordinaire du schiste de Burgess. L'histoire des origines allait désormais guider sa quête d'identité. Elle interrogera les plus grands biologistes et paléontologues de la planète.
Parlons franc ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This film about bilingualism depicts different ways that francophones live among an anglophone majority and how they deal with the preservation of their language. A francophone family in Alberta, an anglophone family in metropolitan Montreal and an acadian family living in Moncton discuss the survival of their languages and cultures.
Quatre femmes d'Égypte ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Documentaire. Quatre Égyptiennes redéfinissent la tolérance à travers leur confrontation. Ces quatre amies poursuivent le même objectif de la dignité humaine et de justice sociale et sont attachées à leur pays. Elles adoptent toutefois des moyens singulièrement différents. Musulmane, chrétienne ou indépendante de toute pratique religieuse, leurs choix sont aux antipodes, allant d'un État laïque ou socialiste à un État islamiste. Or ces quatre femmes refusent de diaboliser l'autre et de coexister dans le mépris, elles s'écoutent et se contrecarrent sans jamais rompre le lien qui les unit. Des films d'archives illustrent leurs propos et évoquent l'histoire de l'Égypte depuis la fin de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale.
Le Rocket ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Stiletto ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Documentaire sur les souliers féminins à talon haut, qui donne la parole à une galerie de personnages hauts en couleur : danseuse, historien, podiatre, podologue, designer de mode, manufacturier, travesti, gens de la rue, de Montréal à New York en passant par Toronto. Elles et eux cherchent à expliquer pourquoi le talon haut attire tant le regard des hommes et pourquoi tant de femmes aiment porter cet ultime symbole de féminité, malgré son inconfort évident.
Kanata, legacy of the children of Aataentsic a film ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
On a rigorous and passionate quest, Huron-Wendat director René Siouï Labelle retraces the path of his ancestors and surveys their territories, recording images of stunning beauty. He unveils a historical journey known to very few as he reflects upon the identity of the Wendat nation. In the 1600s, when the Wendat met Europeans, they were a prosperous society. They had been living on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River and around the Great Lakes for centuries. Tragically, the arrival of foreigners created massive upheavals that led to the disintegration of the great Wendat Confederation. A spiritual energy emanates from the men and women we encounter in this film, most of them from Wendake, 8 km northwest of Stadacona, which Chief Donnacona described to Jacques Cartier as the great village or, "Kanata".
A drop in the ocean ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
When Doctors Without Borders, the humanitarian medical aid agency, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, Dr. Claudette Picard was in Harper, Liberia -- a small town devastated by a decade of civil war. This is where we follow Dr. Picard on her rounds. With her halting English, her comforting presence and a few scarce drugs, she sometimes manages to do the impossible. But not always...
Main basse sur les gènes, ou, Les aliments mutants ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Depuis 1996, les végétaux génétiquement modifiés ont envahi nos champs et nos assiettes sans avertissements et, surtout, sans égards à leurs effets futurs sur la santé, l'environnement et la démocratie. En apparence incontournable, cette révolution des cultures transgéniques n'est pas sans soulever de vives inquiétudes dans la communauté scientifique et dans la population. Ce film jette un regard éclairé sur cette situation explosive. Alors que plusieurs pays d'Europe et d'Asie exigent déjà l'étiquetage des produits transgéniques, l'Amérique du Nord tarde à réagir.
Adult child abuse victims Asteroids--Collisions with Earth Biography Borderline personality disorder Botanists Canada Christian women--Attitudes Comets--Collisions with Earth Documentary films Documentary films Economics--Sociological aspects Egypt Employees--Effect of technological innovations on Employment forecasting Ethnic relations Euthanasia Feature films Female friendship Films for the hearing impaired History Hockey players Jewish women--Attitudes Labor economics Labor supply--Effect of automation on Mass media Mass media and children Mass media and sex Mass media and teenagers Mentally ill prisoners Montreal Canadiens (Hockey team) Muslim women--Attitudes Near-earth asteroids Nonfiction films Québec Richard, Maurice,--1921-2000 Right to die Sex Sick--Attitudes Technological unemployment Teenagers--Sexual behavior Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women Women and peace Women and war Women--Attitudes Women in advertising Women murderers Women--Political activity Women--Religious life
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