WorldCat Identities

National Film Board of Canada

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about National Film Board of Canada
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by National Film Board of Canada
Manufacturing Consent : Noam Chomsky and the Media by Mark Achbar( Visual )

62 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the political life and times of the controversial author, linguist and radical philosopher, Noam Chomsky. Highlighting his analysis of media, Chomsky focuses on democratic societies where populations not disciplined by force are subject to more subtle forms of ideological control
Stories we tell by Sarah Polley( Visual )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,283 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-- "--Container
Manufactured Landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal( Visual )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of "manufactured landscapes"--Quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams -- Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization's materials and debris. 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. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and 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. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky's photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste
Atanarjuat = The fast runner by Zacharias Kunuk( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film explores the universal themes of love, revenge and survival. When a small, nomadic community is cursed by an unknown shaman, the curse is still felt years later. Atanarjuat falls in love with Atuat, a woman already promised to the son of the clan's leader. In a fight, she is won by Atanarjuat causing vengeful clan leader Oki to plot to attack Atanarjuat and his brother in their sleep. Atanarjuat manages to escape and sets off running across the ice, embarking on a harrowing adventure to survive in the brutal wilderness. His journey ends when he returns, stronger and wiser, to reclaim his life and stop the curse that has divided his people
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( Visual )

51 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,080 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
Reel Injun by Ernest Webb( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,041 WorldCat member 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
The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company( Visual )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 963 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
Paddle to the sea by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

31 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 886 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 )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and English and held by 879 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
Capturing reality : the art of documentary by Pepita Ferrari( Visual )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and French and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the complex creative process that goes into making documentary films. 33 renowned directors reflect on the power of their craft, and their ethical and social resposibility as filmmakers. Featuring: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, Errol Morris, Hubert Sauper, Jennifer Fox, Werner Herzog, Joan Churchill, Albert Maysles, Michel Brault, Jennifer Baichwal, Nettie Wild, Nick Broomfield, Peter Wintonick, Eduardo Coutinho, Manfred Becker, Molly Dineen, Denis Gheerbrant, Serge Giguère, Patricio Guzmán, Scott Hicks, Heddy Honigmann, Kim Longinotto, Sylvain L'Espérance, Jean-Pierre Lledo, Kevin Macdonald, Stan Neumann, Alanis Obomsawin, Laura Poitras, Sabiha Sumar, Velcrow Ripper, Rakesh Sharma, Paul Cowan, Barry Stevens, Jessica Yu
Pink Ribbons, Inc. by Ravida Din( Visual )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 798 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?
Surviving progress by Mathieu Roy( Visual )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 770 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
Examined life by Astra Taylor( Visual )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 712 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
Triage : Dr. James Orbinski's humanitarian dilemma( Visual )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member 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. In Triage, James returns to Africa to clear his mind and complete his book. Taking a journey to Rwanda, Congo, and Somalia, he revisits the past, and engages with the present. He encourages people to move beyond rage and despair, where bonds of solidarity are forged, and human spirits have hope. --Publisher description
A collection of 2006 Academy Award nominated short films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 613 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
Who's Counting? : Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics( Visual )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only by their monetary value. She claims that monetary exchange with results in unpaid work - usually done by women - is unrecognized, and activities that may be environmentally and socially hazardous are regarded as productive. With irony and intelligence, she maps out an alternative economic vision based on the idea that time is the one thing we all have to exchange. Shot in Canada, New Zealand, New York City, the Persian Gulf, and the Philippines, this classic film is an entertaining primer for anyone who suffers from what Waring calls "economics anxiety
Through These Eyes by Charles Laird( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Inuktitut and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the curriculum of Man: A Course of Study, or MACOS, looked to the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic to help American students see their own society in a new way. This riveting documentary reveals how an educational dream became a bitter political battle over cultural differences. MACOS was an innovative social sciences program designed to teach American children "what it was to be human." At its core was the Netsilik Eskimo Series of films, an acclaimed benchmark of visual anthropology that captured a year in the life of an Inuit family living in the remote Canadian Arctic. But the graphic images of the Netsilik people created a clash of values that tore rifts in communities across America and revealed a fragile relationship between politics and education. Through These Eyes looks back at the high stakes of this controversial curriculum. Decades later, as American influence continues to affect cultures worldwide, the story of MACOS resonates strongly
The wheels on the bus : --and more sing along favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 550 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
A collection of 2007 Academy Award nominated short films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 525 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
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.02 for Challenge ... to 0.71 for Annual rep ...)

Atanarjuat = The fast runner
Atanarjuat = The fast runnerThe Company of strangers = Strangers in good companyProjecting Canada : government policy and documentary film at the National Film Board of CanadaChallenge for Change : activist documentary at the National Film Board of CanadaOne man's documentary : a memoir of the early days of the National Film BoardNFB kids : portrayals of children by the National Film Board of Canada, 1939-1989Filming politics : communism and the portrayal of the working class at the National Film Board of Canada, 1939-46
Alternative Names

controlled identityCanadian 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

Film Board Canada

Instituto nacional de cine canadiense

Kanada Film Board

Kanāda. National Film Board

Kanada Office national du film

Kanādas Nacionālā filmu padome

Lembaga Filem Kebangsaan Kanada


N.F.B. (Organisme)

Nacia Filma Komitato de Kanado

National Film Board

National Film Board Canada

National film board of Canada


NFB (National Film Board of Canada)

NFB (Organisme)


O. N. F.

O.N.F. (Organisme)

Office national du film

Office national du film Canada

Office national du film du Canada.


ONF (National Film Board of Canada)


ONF (Organisme)


Канадская государственная служба кинематографии

Կանադայի ազգային կինոխորհուրդ

المجلس الوطني لأفلام كندا

هیئت ملی فیلم کانادا