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National Film Board of Canada

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Works: 20,209 works in 56,494 publications in 6 languages and 305,946 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Interviews  Animated films  Children's films  Short films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Environmental films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher, Other, Editor, fds, Photographer, Director, Production personnel, Author, Illustrator, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Atanarjuat = The fast runner by Zacharias Kunuk( visu )
42 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,323 libraries worldwide
A retelling of an Inuit legend of love, jealousy, murder and revenge in the Igloolik region, focusing on two brothers: Atanarjuat and Amaqjuaq
Manufactured Landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal( visu )
32 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,266 libraries worldwide
Edward Burtynsky has gained international recognition for his photographs of what he calls manufactured landscapes. He argues that we have reached past the point now where we are at the mercy of the environment--our planet now lives and dies at our mercy. This is not meant to be a frightening concept, though many of the images are sobering, in this chilling but ultimately beautiful documentary on what industrialization is doing to man and the world as we know it. Or used to know it. Manufactured Landscapes tells the story of these images, and how Burtynsky came to be so fascinated with the concept of human design. It follows a recent photo shoot in China, photographing the effects of that country's massive industrial revolution, showing us a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes for a famous photographer in action
Stories we tell by Sarah Polley( visu )
21 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,239 libraries worldwide
A "genre-twisting film by director Sarah Polley, who investigates the elusive truths of her eclectic family of storytellers as she playfully interrogates a cast of characters who each relate their version of the family mythology. Polley reveals the essence of family as she uncovers the secrets buried deep within"
Manufacturing Consent : Noam Chomsky and the Media by Mark Achbar( visu )
57 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
Chomsky criticizes the media for its roles in shaping how we view our world and its undue influence in the political decision-making process
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( visu )
37 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered
The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company by Cynthia Scott( visu )
33 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
Seven elderly women and their bus driver band together to survive when their bus breaks down in the Quebec countryside. As they draw closer, the women begin to share stories from their pasts
Paddle to the sea by National Film Board of Canada( visu )
25 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
A young Native American boy carves a small wooden man into a canoe. Follows the adventures of the tiny craft as it forges its own path from Lake Superior through the Great Lakes and down to the Atlantic Ocean. A thrilling journey across the waves and rapids of North America
Jésus de Montréal by Denys Arcand( visu )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and English and held by 890 libraries worldwide
Daniel, a young actor, is asked by a priest to gather around him a group of actors to revitalise the Passion Play, a traditional portrayal of the Crucifixion of Christ. When they come up with a witty and radical interpretation of the play, they attract an unorthodox audience and the ire of the Church. Daniel's refusal to compromise sees him heading towards modern martyrdom
Reel Injun ( visu )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and French and held by 877 libraries worldwide
"An entertaining and provocative look at Hollywood's depiction of Native Americans, Reel Injun journeys through a century of cinema to set the record straight. Traveling through the heartland of the U.S., to the Black Hills and Monument Valley, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding -- and misunderstanding -- of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films document the shift from nuanced silent-era heroes to the Western's "noble savage" stereotype, leading up to the bourgeoning Native independent scene of Smoke Signals and The Fast Runner. Containing candid interviews with celebrated directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, and Russell Means, Reel Injun is an insightful and essential compendium for understanding the racial politics of Hollywood and the continuing artistic vibrancy of Native peoples." -- Back of container
Surviving progress by Mathieu Roy( visu )
20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 828 libraries worldwide
Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, 'Surviving Progress' is a provocative documentary that explores the concept of progress in the modern world, guiding through the major 'progress traps' facing civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment
Pink Ribbons, Inc. ( visu )
20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 828 libraries worldwide
Pink ribbons, the symbol of the breast cancer prevention movement, are everywhere: T-shirts, hats, yogurt cups, KFC buckets, car ads, NFL stadiums - the list goes on and on. They make people feel good, as if engaged in a successful battle against breast cancer. But who is really benefitting? More and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Wouldn't it be something if some of the very companies that profit from their pink marketing campaigns have actually contributed to the epidemic by selling known carcinogens?
Mon oncle Antoine by Claude Jutra( visu )
50 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in French and English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
A story set in a Quebec asbestos town in the early 1940s before the days of miners' unions. Uncle Antoine owns the general store and is the local undertaker, with his nephew Benoit as an occasional helper. On Christmas Eve a combination of events forces Benoit to face the harsher realities of life
Examined life by Astra Taylor( visu )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include crowded city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump
The take by Avi Lewis( visu )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 708 libraries worldwide
In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economic collapse, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. Explores how Argentina's 2001 economic collapse, where a prosperous middle-class economy was destroyed during 10 years of IMF policies, impacted the lives of ordinary workers. Follows 30 unemployed auto-parts workers, who stage a protest against their bosses and economic globalization by occupying their closed factory and refusing to leave
A collection of 2006 Academy Award nominated short films ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
A collection of short films nominated for the 79th annual Academy Awards, including the winning live action short and the winning animated short
Who's Counting? : Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics by Marilyn Waring( visu )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Waring challenges the myths of objective economic policy by asking the question, "Why isn't the unpaid work of women counted in the gross domestic product?" She uses as an example, the women in the Philippines. She also raises the issue as to why there is no negative costs in the national accounts for damage to the environment?
Triage : Dr. James Orbinski's humanitarian dilemma ( visu )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and French and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Follows the powerful odyssey of James Orbinski, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Doctors Without Borders, as he returns to Africa to ponder the meaning of his life's work and the value of helping others
Capturing reality : the art of documentary by Pepita Ferrari( visu )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
An exploration of the complex creative process that goes into making documentary films. Features interviews with 38 directors and 163 clips of scenes from classic films plus a bonus disc with over four hours of additional filmmaker interviews
The Tibetan book of the dead : a way of life ; the great liberation by Karma-gliṅ-pa( visu )
36 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
Documentary containing remarkable footage of the rites and liturgies surrounding and following the death of a Ladakhi elder. The Dalai Lama explains his own feelings about death, while other scenes within a palliative care hospice in San Francisco depict the use of the texts to counsel dying patients
The wheels on the bus : --and more sing along favorites ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
The wheels on the bus: The classic children's ditty comes to live with Paul Zelinky's art and lively musical score by the Bacon Brothers. Dem bones: a skeleton band sings this well-known song based on the African-American spiritual. Over the meadow: A version of an old counting song for children is filled with the beauty and wonder of meadow life. I know an old lady who swallowed a fly: Sung by the legendary Burl Ives, this old lady ends up swallowing much more than just the fly
 
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controlled identity Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau

Canada Film Board
Canada National film board
Canada National Film Board of Canada
Canada Office national du film
Canada Office national du film du Canada
Film Board Canada
Instituto nacional de cine canadiense
Kanāda. National Film Board
Kanādas Nacionālā filmu padome
Lembaga Filem Kebangsaan Kanada
N.F.B.
National Film Board.
National Film Board Canada
National film board of Canada
National Film Board of Canada Canadian federal agency that produces and distributes film and digital media works
National Film Board of Canada Filmstudio
NFB
NFBC
O.N.F.
Office national du film Canada
Office national du film du Canada.
ONF
ONF NFB.
ONFC
Канадская государственная служба кинематографии
Կանադայի ազգային կինոխորհուրդ
هیئت ملی فیلم کانادا
カナダ国立映画制作庁
加拿大国家电影委员会
加拿大國家電影局
Languages
English (475)
French (100)
Inuktitut (28)
Chinese (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (1)
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