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National Film Board of Canada French Program

Works: 75 works in 110 publications in 2 languages and 436 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Interviews  Motion pictures 
Classifications: HQ1793, 155.43
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Most widely held works about National Film Board of Canada
Most widely held works by National Film Board of Canada
Four women of Egypt ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How do we get along with each other when our views collide? A timely question, and a universal one. Four Women of Egypt takes on this challenge, and their confrontation redefines tolerance. These four friends have the same goals--human dignity and social justice. They are inspired by love of country, but each adopts an approch radically different from the others'. Muslim, Christian, or non-religious, their visions of society range from wanting a secular or socialist state to an Islamic one. But these four women won't demonize one another or treat one another with disdain. They listen to one another's views and argue openly, without ever breaking the bond that unites them--and they laugh through it all. Deeply committed, these four women, together, are the living antithesis of political correctness. Amina, Safynaz, Shahenda and Wedad have not accomplished all their political goals; they are not complacent in their self-assessment. At the stage in life when one tries to make sense of it all, these four Egyptian women are not triumphant--they're joyful. In French with English subtitles
Sexy Inc. nos enfants sous influence by Sophie Bissonnette( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Analyzes the hypersexuality of our environment and its noxious effects on young people"--Container
The Rocket ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Meet Maurice Richard on and off the ice, and follow his spectacular career with the Montreal Canadiens--from the early '40s, when only a few thousand people turned out for pro hockey games, to the 1950s, when the Montreal Forum was bursting with delirious fans. Clarence Campbell, former president of the NHL, describes him as "the most exciting player I have ever seen in my life." The Rocket features footage from games and revealing interviews with Richard himself, the first star of the golden age of hockey."--Website
For man must work, or, The end of work ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 38 WorldCat member 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."
Trou story 1er Juin 2011 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of mining in Canada is the story of astronomical profits made with disregard for the environment and human health. Using striking images, rare archival footage, interviews and their trademark humorous social commentary, the directors make a clear case against the way mining has been done in Canada
Let me die ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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 Une enfant pas comme les autres by Anna Barczewska( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jan Maka was a child like any other, until his family's lives were turned upside down when it was discovered he had autism. What is it like to live with a child affected by this neurological disorder? Through the voice of Jan's devoted mother and the comments of specialists, Anna Barczewska's touching short film introduces us to the demanding reality of autism, a condition characterized by a reduced ability to communicate with the outside world
The universal clock the resistance of Peter Watkins ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member 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
Mediterraneo sempre Mediterranean forever ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member 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
Sentenced to life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member 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. Sentenced to Life asks serious questions about prisoners with mental health problems
Le temps des Québécois ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member 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. Une invitation à réfléchir sur le thème de l'identité individuelle et collective et sur sa dimension historique."--Conteneur
Quelques raisons d'espérer by Fernand Dansereau( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Menacé par l'homme, l'environnement sera sauvé par l'homme. C'est la conviction de Pierre Dansereau, génie optimiste et sommité mondiale de l'écologie qui incarne la première de nos raisons d'espérer. D'une stupéfiante vitalié au jeune âge de 90 ans, le savant fascine par l'étendue de son savoir et la ferveur de son engagement humain. Devant la splendeur et le mystère de la nature, il confesse pourtant une ignorance à peine entamée par plus d'un demi-siècle de recherches. Car le célèbre écologiste à toujours visé l'harmonisation des rapports entre tous les milieux de vie. Une tâche à laquelle il continue de travailler sans relâche, avec la patience et la modestie qui caractérisent les grands hommes
L'appétit d'Ève ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member 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
Quatre femmes d'Egypte ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member 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
Parlons franc ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member 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
The Fate of America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Jacques Godbout joins playwright René-Daniel Dubois in an examination of the single defining event which determined the fate of New France, the battle of the Plains of Abraham. Godbout brings together two direct descendants of Generals Montcalm and Wolfe, both of whom died in the Battle which would give birth to the country of Canada and the Province of Québec
Stiletto ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member 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
Tableaux d'un voyage imaginaire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce film pose l'interrogation du phénomène ultracontemporain du tourisme de masse, qu'il soit local ou international, et celui plus insidieux de l'Histoire tout entière, celle du présent, celle du passé qui est entré dans la société du spectacle, et qui fait de chaque individu, de plus en plus, le touriste de sa propre existence
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Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.22 for Mediterran ... to 0.80 for Four women ...)
Alternative Names
Office national du film du Canada. Programme français
English (20)
French (17)