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National Film Board of Canada Documentary East Studio

Overview
Works: 23 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 407 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Nonfiction films  Claims  Short films  Biographical films  Historical films 
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 157 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 83 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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a year at Annapolis East Elementary in Middleton, Nova Scotia. Thanks to an anti-violence program introduced in 1996 by principal Heather Harris, bullying and fighting have become a rarity. Over the course of the year, it becomes clear that peace is hard work -- but well worth the effort
Shylock( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the character, Shylock, from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. Shot across Europe and North America, it features interviews with top directors and actors, and clips of important performances (including Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles). Gives the historical background to the character. Shows how the stage interpretation of Shylock changed as anti-Semitic attitudes changed
270 years of resistance 270 ans de résistance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 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
The kitchen goddess( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donna Davies visits seven women psychics in the Maritime provinces of eastern Canada who use herbal preparations, spells, astrology, and simple tools like tea leaves and tap water to look into the past, present and future
Anna Jameson( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 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 13 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
Rocks at Whiskey Trench by Alanis Obomsawin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 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
Salvation( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an army in the city's mean streets. Its foe is poverty and human misery. Salvation 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 street. Shot in downtown Toronto at Christmastime, this moving documentary chronicles the small hopes and tiny victories of life lived in the shadows of destitution in the inner city
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
The 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
A sigh and a wish Helen Creighton's maritimes by Donna Davies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 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
Wendy Lill: Playwright in Parliament by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre reviewers have said of Wendy Lill that she "plunges deeply into the mysteries of the human heart." Winner of many awards, including a Gemini, and twice short-listed for a Governor-General's Literary Award for Drama, playwright Wendy Lill has written poignantly about suffering, hypocrisy, abuse of power and the human conscience. Just the sort of thing to scare away most politicians. But when she decides to run for Parliament in 1997, Wendy's ambition is simply to "make a difference." Politics, however, is a drama for which she is not always prepared. Wendy Lill: Playwright in Parliament chronicles her introduction to Parliament Hill, from election to the end of her first year in office as rookie MP for Dartmouth and NDP cultural and disability critic. Juggling public office, writing a play and maintaining family commitments are complications she can't always re-write
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
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
Why Women Run by Meredith Ralston( Visual )

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

On June 2, 1997, residents of Halifax went to the polls to choose between Mary Clancy, the incumbent Liberal Member of Parliament, and Alexa McDonough, leader of the federal New Democratic Party of Canada. It was slated to be one of the most highly contested races in the country and one of the rare occasions when two strong women candidates were running against each other. Director Meredith Ralston follows the two women around the campaign trail for weeks, getting inside an election that was often described as "nasty." Both larger than life and hungry to win, in quieter moments Clancy and McDonough reveal the strains and contradictions of their chosen careers. From the impressions of young women contemplating a political career, to seasoned veterans in the backrooms, Why Women Run highlights the accomplishments of women in politics and the problems many women face participating in the political process
The Petticoat Expeditions, Part Two: Frances Hopkins( Visual )

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

The Petticoat Expeditions uses the words and works of three extraordinary British women to recount their experiences in 19th-century Canada: acclaimed author Anna Jameson, who kept an account of her solitary journey throughout Upper Canada during the 1830s, when it was unheard of for a woman to travel alone; artist Frances Hopkins, who depicted the legendary voyageurs and their way of life in her paintings as she travelled in the Canadian wilderness by canoe in the 1860s; and Lady Ishbel Aberdeen, social activist, who chronicled her excursions across the country in the 1890s in a photographic travelogue. This breathtaking series paints an inspiring portrait of three women who would not be constrained by convention, and ties their travels to key historical changes taking place in their times. Part 2 traces artist Frances Hopkins' journeys with the voyageurs during the final days of the fur trade in Canada
 
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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)