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National Film Board of Canada Society and Science Studio

Overview
Works: 17 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 121 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Interviews  History 
Classifications: TP248.65.F66, 338.1764009714
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by National Film Board of Canada
Bacon, the Film( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several years ago, large-scale hog producers and their political allies in Quebec decided to branch out into international markets. But bacon, like everything else, has its price. Bacon, the Film asks whether we have properly measured the social and environmental impacts of this proliferation of huge hog operations. The soil is already showing signs of sterility. Rivers are contaminated. Water, the very symbol of life, has itself become a hazard in some communities. The situation could be spinning out of control. Abandoned by the state, citizens groups are making their voices heard and taking back democracy. An unexpected grain of sand in a machine well oiled by neo-liberal dogma, they are fighting to keep society on a human scale
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
The genetic takeover, or, The mutant food( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the struggle between multinational corporations, governments and consumers on the issue of genetically modified foods. Consumers, scientists and others are concerned that governments have not required independent testing of these new products nor have they required adequate labelling. Includes interviews with Michéle Brill-Edwards, Arpad Pusztai, Jeremy Rifkin and others
Hubert Reeves : conteur d'étoiles by Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le combat d'Hubert Reeves, écologiste engagé, est celui de laisser aux générations futures une planète habitable. Il croit que les heures sont comptées. Il nous met en garde contre la destruction actuelle que subit la planète
Mediterraneo sempre Méditerranée pour toujours( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 9 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
A scent of mint( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing time( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bordeaux Jail is a men's prison in Montreal. For some inmates, jail acts as a catalyst that produces an urgent need to speak out, to express thoughts and feelings repressed or held back too long. Some of the men have become a part of Souverains anonymous, a unique radio show broadcast once a week on community radio stations in Quebec, that can be heard throughout Canada and France. Though they may be prisoners of the past, in front of the microphone the men discover the power of their own voices. Their bodies may be imprisoned but their words are free
Main basse sur les gènes - ou les aliments mutants by Karl Parent( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ignorant le principe de précautions, les multinationales de l'industrie du vivant nous emportent littéralement dans leur course effrénée pour le contrôle de cet enjeu économique sans précédent
Stiletto( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 6 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
Des hommes de passage( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des hommes de la prison de Bordeaux, au Québec, s'expriment dans l'intimité d'un studio, ils s'abandonnent et participent, sous la direction de Mohamed Lotfi, à une émission de radio qui ne ressemble à aucune autre "Souverains anonymes". Bien que prisonniers de leur passé, là, face au micro, ensemble, ils font entendre leur voix et découvrent le pouvoir des mots
The ring within( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of some angry young men. These men live not by brute force but by the philosophy of martial arts, where fighting follows a strict code that channels self-destructive impulses. Extreme fighting provides these men with a way of rebuilding their lives, as they learn to choose love over hate
For Man Must Work or The End of Work( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 20th century has seen the creation of colossal wealth and exploding economies, but the days of industry providing mass employment are over. In the global economy, human resources are increasingly being replaced by technology. Focusing on situations in Canada, France and Mexico, this film looks at the move from a mass labour force to an elite corps concentrated in the knowledge sector,and raises crucial questions about the future of work as we know it"--Container
Hubert Reeves star teller : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hubert Reeves is an astrophysicist whose honours from the scientific community include the Albert Einstein award. But Reeves is known to the public as a wonderful popularizer of scientific ideas, possessed of an exceptional talent at combining science and humanism
Suzor-Coté( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Né à Arthabaska en 1869, dans une famille de notables, Marc-Aurèle Coté devient le grand Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, ce précurseur du milieu des arts qui annoncera la révolution de la peinture québécoise des années quarante. Il faut dire que Suzor-Coté, peintre aux dons prodigieux, sculpteur et même baryton à l'occasion, était entouré de beautés. Les splendeurs de sa région natale des Bois-Francs lui auront inspiré l'essentiel d'un oeuvre majeur qui a contribué à fixer l'image d'un pays à définir. Sa fougue créatrice, doublée de profondes convictions artistiques, lui aura valu de son vivant une reconnaissance qui débordera nos frontières. Entre scènes d'époque, documents d'archives, anecdotes et savoureux témoignages, l'artiste revit sous nos yeux depuis ses premiers croquis juqu'à ses dernières années où, pour raisons de santé, il doit se réfugier en Floride loin de ses chers pinceaux
Clonage ou l'art de se faire doubler( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Depuis la nuit des temps, les mythes de perfection et d'immortalité ont nourri les rêves les plus fous. Aujourd'hui, certains rêvent d'incarner ces mythes à travers des clones humains, se reproduisant seuls et sans sexualité. Une telle perspective inquiète. Quand une société s'apprête à modifier ainsi la conception des individus et de l'espèce, à emmêler les générations, à disloquer la parentalité, à effriter les repères de l'identité, bref à quitter l'humanité, n'est-ce pas un symptôme de folie? Sans doute. Mais le clonage d'animaux et d'embryons humains en annonce déjà la possibilité technique, la stérilité en fournit l'alibi et en masque l'eugénisme latent. Mais un clone en cache toujours un autre, si bien que, derrière ce projet d'humains dupliqués, se profile déjà un lucratif marché d'embryons humains et d'animaux transgéniques, conçus comme laboratoires vivants et viviers industriels
Le territoire du comédien( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Portrait éclaté du comédien Jean-Louis Millette, tourné pendant les répétitions de ses plus récentes créations théâtrale et à l'occasion d'un séjour en Italie où il se rend jouer l'une d'entre elles. Sur les rives de la Méditerranée, Millette parle de ce qui l'attire dans ce pays où la démesure et le théâtre font partie du quotidien. Au moment du tournage, le comédien se découvre artisan autant qu'artiste qui n'a de cesse d'annoter le texte, polir le débit et traquer l'humanité du personnage. Brèves séquences d'archives rappelant différentes étapes déterminantes de sa trajectoire d'acteur de théâtre et de télévision
Sociétés sous influence by Carmen Garcia( Visual )

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

La route de la drogue traverse toutes les frontières. Tourné en Colombie, au Québec, en Europe et aux Etats-Unis, ce documentaire met en lumière des avocats, des trafiquants, des politiciens, des agents doubles, des tueurs à gage qu'on suit en action. Deuxième commerce en importance du monde, la drogue fait rouler la plupart des économies du monde entier, s'enrichir les banques, s'effondrer les systèmes de justice, s'effriter les insitutitions démocratiques
 
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Alternative Names
National Film Board of Canada. Cultural Diversity Program. Society and Science Studio

National Film Board of Canada. Documentary Studio/(Society and Science)

National Film Board of Canada. French Program. Society and Science Studio

Office national du film du Canada. Programme Diversits culturelles. Studio documentaire/(Socit et sciences)

Office national du film du Canada. Programme franais. Studio documentaire/(Socit et sciences)

Office national du film du Canada. Studio Socit et sciences

Languages
French (16)

English (14)