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National Film Board of Canada French Program

Works: 90 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 481 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  History  Case studies  Short films  Motion pictures  Biographical films  Sports films  Interviews 
Classifications: HQ1793, 305.40962
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Most widely held works by National Film Board of Canada
Four women of Egypt by Tahani Rached( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analyzes the hypersexuality of our environment and its noxious effects on young people"--Container
The Rocket( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English 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 35 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."
A Child Unlike Any Other by Anna Barczewska( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member 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
Trou story : 1er Juin 2011( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 22 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 and interviews, the directors have crafted a wake-up call, and a compelling case against the way mining has been done in Canada"--Container
An Ecology of Hope( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the environment may be threatened by man, it will also be saved by man. So believes Pierre Dansereau, ecologist, visionary and inveterate optimist. Brimming with an amazing vitality at age 90, the internationally renowned scientist has a wide-ranging knowledge and a passionate commitment to humanity. In retracing the highlights of his long and fruitful life, the film takes us from Baffin Island to New York City, from the Gaspé Peninsula to Brazil. At each stop on this mini world tour, we witness landscapes of breathtaking beauty. All things are interrelated and the harmony of the whole is essential to our very survival
Let me die( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 15 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 12 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
The Universal Clock - The Resistance of Peter Watkins( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 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
Quelques raisons d'espérer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menacé par l'homme, l'environnement sera sauvé par l'homme. C'est la conviction de Pierre Dansereau, sommité mondiale de l'écologie. Pour retracer les temps forts de sa vie et de sa carrière, il nous entraîne de la terre de Baffin à la mégapole new-yorkaise, en passant par la Gaspésie, Paris, Londres, le Portugal et le Brésil. Une petite tournée du monde dont chaque étape soulève mille questions sur le sens à donner à l'aventure humaine. Car Pierre Dansereau a toujours visé l'harmonisation des rapports entre tous les milieux de vie. Une tâche à laquelle il continue de travailler
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. This film asks serious questions about prisoners with mental health problems
Asteroids and comets : earth's threat from above( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 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
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
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..."--Conteneur
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

Comment fait-on pour s'entendre quand on a tout pour s'entre-déchirer? Question moderne, aussi vitale qu'universelle, Quatre femmes d'Égypte osent y répondre. Leur confrontation redéfinit la tolérance. Ces quatre amies poursuivent le même objectif de dignité humaine et de justice sociale; elles sont habitées par l'amour du pays. Mais chacune adopte 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, se contrecarrent sans jamais rompre le lien qui les unit. Et elles en rient. Profondément engagées, les quatre, ensemble, incarnent le contraire du politiquement correct. Amina, Safynaz, Shahenda et Wedad n'ont pas atteint leurs grands objectifs politiques, leur bilan est sans complaisance. Entre chien et loup, au moment de l'existence où l'on tente d'en saisir le fil, ces quatre femmes d'Égypte ne sont pas triomphantes : elles sont joyeuses
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
Kanata: Legacy of the Children of Aataentsic( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and French and held by 5 WorldCat member 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."
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
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National Film Board of Canada. French Program

Office national du film du Canada. Programme français

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