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National Film Board of Canada

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Works: 18,438 works in 43,740 publications in 4 languages and 210,827 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Film and video adaptations  History  Fiction  Folklore  Animated films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Publisher, Editor, Production personnel, prn, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Manufacturing consent Noam Chomsky and the media by Mark Achbar ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,406 WorldCat member 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
Atanarjuat The fast runner by Zacharias Kunuk ( Visual )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Inuktitut and English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This adaptation of an ancient Inuit legend was filmed in Inuktitut and directed by Inuit filmmakers - making Atanarjuat the first feature film of its kind! Set in Igloolik, in Nunavut, this is "a powerful drama, not a documentary," reminds the director Kunuk. "It demystifies the exotic, otherwordly aboriginal stereotype by telling a universal story." The clothes, spears, kayaks, sunglasses and dwellings were all painstakingly researched. 'We show how our ancestors dressed, how they handled their dog teams, how they argued and laughed.. confronted evil and fought back.' Many enthusiastic viewers have compared this epic story to The Iliad. In the words of one movie critic, 'If Homer had been given a video camera, this is what he would have done!' "
Manufactured landscapes by Jennifer Baichwall ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,150 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member 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"
Up the Yangtze by Chang Yung ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 965 WorldCat member 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
Paddle to the sea by National Film Board of Canada ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and English and held by 871 WorldCat member 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
Mon oncle Antoine by Claude Jutra ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in French and English and held by 811 WorldCat member 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
Strangers in good company ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member 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
Pink Ribbons, Inc ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member 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?
Reel injun ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traveling through the heartland of America, 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, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, Charlie Hill and Russell Means, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema's depiction of Native people from the silent film era to the present day
Surviving progress ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member 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
A collection of 2006 Academy Award nominated short films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member 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
The take by Avi Lewis ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economic collapse in 2001, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. The Forja San Martin auto plant had been dormant until its former employees take action. They're part of a daring new movement of workers who are occupying bankrupt businesses and creating jobs in the ruins of the failed system
Examined life by Astra Taylor ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today's most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Peter Singer's thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue's posh boutiques. Slavoj Zizek questions current beliefs about the environment while sifting through a London garbage dump. Michael Hardt ponders the nature of revolution while surrounded by symbols of wealth and leisure. Judith Butler and a friend stroll through San Francisco's Mission District questioning our culture's fixation on individualism. And while driving through Manhattan, Cornel West--perhaps America's best-known public intellectual--compares philosophy to jazz and blues, reminding us how intense and invigorating a life of the mind can be. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers from fields ranging from moral philosophy to cultural theory, Examined Life reveals philosophy's power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it. Featuring Cornel West, Avital Ronell, Peter Singer, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Martha Nussbaum, Michael Hardt, Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor"--From container
The wheels on the bus --and more sing along favorites ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member 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
Capturing reality the art of documentary ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and French and held by 598 WorldCat member 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 Leonard Cohen ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member 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
A collection of 2007 Academy Award nominated short films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short films nominated for the 80th annual Academy Awards. Included are the winning live action short and the winning animated short
The little bear movie by Maurice Sendak ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During a camping trip with his father, Little Bear befriends a wild little bear named Cub. Together with Duck, Cat, Owl and Hen, Little Bear and his new friend go on a heartwarming adventure to reunite Cub with his parents
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau

Canada. National film board
Canada. National Film Board of Canada
Canada Office national du film
Canada. Office national du film du Canada
Instituto nacional de cine canadiense
Kanāda. National Film Board
Kanādas Nacionālā filmu padome
N.F.B.
National film board of Canada
NFB
NFBC
O. N. F.
Office national du film Canada
Office national du film du Canada
ONF
ONF NFB
ONFC
Languages
English (326)
French (70)
Inuktitut (22)
Chinese (1)
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