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National Film Board of Canada Studio D.

Works: 137 works in 340 publications in 1 language and 3,035 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Case studies  Documentary films  Conference proceedings  Art  Drama  Humor 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: BL473.5, 299
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Publications about National Film Board of Canada
Publications by National Film Board of Canada
Most widely held works by National Film Board of Canada
The Burning times ( visu )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Discusses legends and misconceptions regarding the term "witch". Examines women's roles in goddess-based religions and how the Christian church attacked them as witches during the Middle Ages. Supports the belief that anti-witch hysteria persists today in modern society's cultural acceptance of violence against women
Goddess remembered ( visu )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Describes and discusses early goddess-worshiping cultures and the current women's spirituality movement
Women and spirituality the goddess trilogy ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
This documentary examines pre-Christian goddess-worshipping religions. Incorporating the work of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, art historian Merlin Stone, and scholars Jean Bolen, Charlene Spretnak and Starhawk, it offers insights into these ancient cultures and explores the contemporary women's spirituality movement inspired by them
Forbidden love the unashamed stories of lesbian lives ( visu )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Recounts the experiences of Canadian lesbian women in the 1950's and 1960's who sought romance in gay beer parlours and bars. Their stories are interwoven with a fictional love story and set against the tabloids and pulp novels of the time and illustrate the stereotypes and intolerance they faced
Half the kingdom by Roushell N Goldstein( visu )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
American, Canadian and Israeli women talk about their struggle to redefine their roles in Jewish life and attempt to incorporate feminist values into their religion
When women kill ( visu )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Places the personal stories of three battered women in a legal/historical context. Ann Jones, author of "Women Who Kill" explains the evolution of societies' attitude toward women who murder abusive spouses. In this film, we meet three women who tell why they killed and exposes the obstacles facing women who live with batterers
Hands of history ( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Features the work and personal narratives of four Canadian artists (Doreen Jensen, Rena Point Bolton, Jane Ash Poitras and Joane Cardinal-Schubert) of native ancestry
Keepers of the fire ( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Aboriginal women let their hearts speak. Mohawk and Haida, Maliseet and Ojibwe, these are the voices of "warrrior women"-- those who have been on the front lines of some of the most important struggles aboriginal people in Canada have faced in the latter part of the 20th century. Storytellers, dreamers, healers and fighters, they are just some of the women who are keeping the fires of hope and determination burning in aboriginal communitieright across this land. With dignity and courage, these women speak their truth. And as long as they speak, the fire will burn
Women in the shadows ( visu )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Filmed on location in Saskatchewan from the Qu'Appelle Valley to Hudson Bay, the documentary traces the filmmaker's quest for her Native foremothers in spite of the reluctance to speak about Native roots on the part of her relatives. The film articulates Métis women's experience with racism in both current and historical context, and examines the forces that pushed them into the shadows
On the eighth day perfecting Mother Nature ( visu )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A 2-part film about new reproductive and genetic technologies which poses disturbing questions about why these technologies are being developed and how they may affect the lives of women and society as a whole. Part 1 explores the origins and applications of in vitro fertilization. Part 2 is a critical examination of the application of genetic technology and the social and economic pressures which may influence the development and use of these procedures. Explores the social impact of the desire to produce perfect human beings on children, women, and the disabled
Wisecracks ( visu )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
"This performance comedy features America's top female comediennes delivering some of their best lines to live audiences. Mixed in are behind-the-scenes interviews and clips from pioneers in women's comedy to add insight to the comedy business."--Container
Women and spirituality ( visu )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
"Exploration of the history, repression and resurgence of the women's spirituality movement"--Container
Toward intimacy ( visu )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
A portrayal of four women with disabilities and the fulfulling relationships they have established. They talk about their struggle for self-esteem, their search for love, and the challenge of finding sexual expression
Motherland tales of wonder ( visu )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"In Motherland, Helene Klodawsky embarks on a journey beyond our society's myths and misconceptions of motherhood; beyond the gleaming images of mothering and homemaking depicted in North American media"--Videocassette container
Listening for something-- Adrienne Rich and Dionne Brand in conversation ( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Dionne Brand and Adrienne read their poetry and talk to each other about their lives, their views of the politics and culture that influence their writings and other poets that have influenced their work
Doctor, lawyer, indian chief ( visu )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Focuses on five First Nations women in Canada who have achieved success in a variety of careers
The famine within by Katherine Gilday( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
This film discusses the current obsession with body image in North American women and the influence of the mass media upon ideas about weight control. Psychologists describe the ideal of women in the United States, how women are oppressed by this ideal, and the psychological problems this ideal creates
Speaking of Nairobi forum '85 : a world meeting for women ( visu )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
17,000 women gathered in Nairobi in July 1985 for the official conference concluding the United Nation's Decade for Women and the unofficial conference, "Forum '85."
Full circle by Donna Read( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
In this inspiring documentary, filmmaker Donna Read examines the many manifestations of women's spirituality in the Western world in the last decade of the twentieth century. As she completes her personal journey to discover the history and present practices of goddess religions, she finds women meeting together around kitchen tables and in circles on hilltops, discussing spirituality and performing rituals that give them the strength to transform their personal beliefs in political and social action
To a safer place ( visu )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
(Producer) This film reveals some of the prevailing attitudes that perpetuate violence against women and children. Shirley Turcotte and her siblings show that the deep psychic wounds inflicted on victims of incest can be healed. Her story encourages survivors to break through silence and betrayal to recover and develop a sense of self-worth and dignity
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Alternative Names
National Film Board of Canada. English Program. Studio D
Office national du film du Canada. Programme anglais. Studio D
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