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National Film Board of Canada Documentary East Studio

Overview
Works: 24 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 401 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  History  Folklore  Ethnographic films  Television mini-series  Drama  Concert films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: HQ1784, 305.48697
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by National Film Board of Canada
Beyond borders-- : Arab feminists talk about their lives-- East and West by Nawāl Saʻdāwī( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delegation of Arab women activists (from Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon) tour the United States speaking to Americans about Arab feminism and the effects of US foreign policy. Filmed in the United States, Egypt, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza, and includes interviews with prominent Arab intellectuals, including Egyptian author Nawal Saadawi
Under one sky-- : Arab women in North America talk about the hijab by Tenors (Vocal quartet)( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arab women, from Montreal and Toronto, discuss the wearing of the hijab, or veil, what it represents to them, and their awareness of what it means to others, especially in the West. They discuss their wish to escape all stereotypes and choose their own identity
Learning peace : a big school with a big heart( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film chronicles a year at Annapolis East Elementary, a school where more than 700 kids play, study, meet, and - like kids everywhere - sometimes fight. Thanks to an antiviolence program introduced in 1996 by principal Heather Harris, bullying and fighting have become a rarity now that peace education has been fully integrated into the school curriculum. A peer mediation program helps students settle disputes, good behavior is rewarded at monthly assemblies, and a full-time counselor devotes his days (lunch hours and breaks included) to helping kids address anger issues. Over the course of a year, it becomes clear that peace is hard work - but well worth the effort
270 years of resistance = 270 ans de résistance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four films dealing with the Oka Crisis, a land dispute in the summer of 1990 between the Mohawk community of Kanesatake (about 25 miles west of Montréal) and the nearby town of Oka. The dispute resulted in an armed standoff between the Mohawk people, the Québec police, and the Canadian army
Rocks at Whiskey Trench by Alanis Obomsawin( Visual )

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

On August 28, 1990, a convoy of 75 cars left the Mohawk community of Kahnawake and crossed Montreal's Mercier Bridge - straight into an angry mob that pelted the vehicles with rocks. The targets of the violence were Mohawk women, children and elders leaving Kahnawake, in fear of a possible advance by the Canadian army. Fourth in filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin's series on the Mohawk rebellions of 1990 in Canada
Shylock( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents scenes from various productions of Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice with commentary from directors, historians and writers
The kitchen goddess( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the fascinating tradition of the village psychic - ordinary women who demonsrate an extraordinary ability using tools as simple as tea leaves or tap water to look into the past, present or future and thereby offer tips on coping with life
Anna Jameson( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life of Anna Jameson and her two-month expedition through the Canadian wildernes
Frances Hopkins( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of the painter Frances Hopkins focuses on her life in Canada when married to Edward Hopkins, who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company. They lived in Montreal from 1858 to 1870, and Frances accompanied her husband on inspection trips west to Fort William by canoe. She recorded the scenery and the life of the fur traders and voyageurs, and the Wolseley Expedition to put down the Riel Rebellion. Her paintings are a valuable record of a way of life that was ending even as she recorded it
Seven Brides for Uncle Sam( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video documents the stories of seven newfoundland women who married American servicemen. In what was called "the friendly invasion," some of the largest military bases outside of the United States were located in Newfoundland. From the beginning of the Second World War until the recent end of the Cold War, when the last base closed, as many as forty thousand Newfoundland women married Americna. Many of these liaisons were happy; some were not
Lost( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experience of being lost lies at the heart of this documentary. People who have been lost overnight or longer recall the stress and the ongoing effects on their lives. Why do lost people almost invariably make the worst possible decisions? Psychologists Ken Hill and Daniel Montello reveal why and describe the science of the search. Being lost is more than just a physical state. It's also a key part of our cultural and spiritual experience. Lost was shot in England, Alberta, and Nova Scotia, the province where more people get lost per capita than anywhere else in North America
Rain, drizzle, and fog( Visual )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program is a celebration of a town like no other: St. John's, Newfoundland. Director Rosemary House and some of Newfoundland's most famous artists and writers take you on a tour of the city's past and present from their own perspectives--which are as unique as the town itself
Salvation( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an army in the city's mean streets and its foe is poverty and human misery. Savlation is about front line workers serving the needy under the umbrella of the Salvation Army, offering a glimpse into the hearts and minds of people on both sides of the streets. Shot in downtown Toronto, this moving documentary chronicles the small hopes and tiny victories of life lived in the shadows of destruction
A sigh and a wish : Helen Creighton's maritimes by Donna Davies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned folklorist Helen Creighton single-handedly compiled North America's largest collection of folklore and music, much of which would have disappeared forever if not for her tenacity, collecting stories and songs from the Gaelic singers of Cape Breton, French Acadians, the Mi'kmaw, and the Black communities of Nova Scotia
A perfect hero( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet some of the hunks who pose for the book covers as they compete in the Mr. Romance Pageant on board a cruise ship. Experience an insider's look at the business of romance fiction through the eyes of the huge Harlequin empire. Enjoy a fun - and sometimes surprising -- look at who writes these books, who reads them, and why
Ishbel, Countess of Aberdeen( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Petticoat expeditions series uses the words and works of three extraordinary British women to recount their experiences in 19th-century Canada. This program looks at the life of Lady Aberdeen, who devoted herself to social reform and helped found both the National Council of Women of Canada and the Victorian Order of Nurses in Canada. Her excursions across the country in the 1890s are chronicled in a photographic travelogue
Why Women Run by Meredith Ralston( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Mary Clancy (incumbent Liberal) and Alexa McDonough (NDP party leader) as they contest the June 2, 1997 election in a Halifax riding. Highlights the accomplishments of women in politics and the problems they face participating in the political process
And so to bed( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff McKay takes us on an unusual odyssey into the world of the commonplace - our beds. Visit the beds of families, Nevada hookers, truckers, a murderer in his cell, artists, an undertaker, a coroner and a homeless man who remembers his mother tucking him in
Wendy Lill : playwright in Parliament : a film( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning playwright Wendy Lill has written about suffering, hypocrisy, abuse of power and the human conscience. In 1997 she ran for office and was elected to Parliament. This video chronicles her first year in office as rookie MP for Dartmouth and NDP cultural and disability critic
The petticoat expeditions( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dramatisation of the Canadian travels of painter Frances Hopkins focusses on her life in Canada with Edward Hopkins, who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company. They lived in Montreal from 1858 to 1870, and Frances accompanied her husband on inspection trips west to Fort William by canoe. She recorded the scenery and the life of the fur traders and voyageurs, and the Wolseley Expedition to put down the Riel Rebellion. Her paintings are a valuable record of a way of life that was ending even as she recorded it
 
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Alternative Names
Doc East (National Film Board of Canada)

Documentary East Studio (National Film Board of Canada)

National Film Board of Canada. Atlantic Centre. Documentary East Studio

National Film Board of Canada. Doc East

National Film Board of Canada. Studio Documentary East

Studio Documentary East (National Film Board of Canada)

Languages
English (42)