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National Film Board of Canada

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Works: 17,859 works in 62,045 publications in 6 languages and 341,689 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Interviews  Children's films  Animated films  Short films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Internet videos 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Author, Publisher, Editor, Other, fds, Photographer, Director, Production personnel, Scenarist, Illustrator, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Atanarjuat = The fast runner by Zacharias Kunuk( Visual )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of an Inuit legend of love, jealousy, murder and revenge in the Igloolik brothers Atanarjuat and Amaqjuaq. Set in Igloolik, Nunavut
Manufacturing Consent : Noam Chomsky and the Media by Mark Achbar( Visual )

59 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the political life and times of the controversial author, linguist, and radical philosopher Noam Chomsky. Focuses on Chomsky's analysis of the hidden use of ideological manipulation in democratic societies
Manufactured Landscapes by Edward Burtynsky( Visual )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,300 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 by Sarah Polley( Visual )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. Stories We Tell explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( Visual )

46 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,097 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
The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company( Visual )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 932 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
Reel Injun by Ernest Webb( Visual )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and French and held by 904 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
Paddle to the sea by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Native American boy carves a small wooden man into a canoe, and sets him off on a journey through the Great Lakes and down to the Atlantic Ocean
Jésus de Montréal by Denys Arcand( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and English and held by 893 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
Pink Ribbons, Inc. by Ravida Din( Visual )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 843 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 )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 839 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
Mon oncle Antoine by Claude Jutra( Visual )

58 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in French and English and held by 823 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
Capturing reality : the art of documentary by Pepita Ferrari( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and French and held by 818 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
Examined life by Astra Taylor( Visual )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 741 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 crowed city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump
The take by Avi Lewis( Visual )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 714 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
Who's Counting? : Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics by Marilyn Waring( Visual )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and French and held by 656 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
A collection of 2006 Academy Award nominated short films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 633 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 Tibetan book of the dead : a way of life ; the great liberation by Leonard Cohen( Visual )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 615 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
The wheels on the bus : --and more sing along favorites by Paul O Zelinsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 576 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
 
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Atanarjuat = The fast runner
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 Canada

Instituto nacional de cine canadiense

Kanāda. National Film Board

Kanādas Nacionālā filmu padome

Lembaga Filem Kebangsaan Kanada

N.F.B.

N.F.B. (Organisme)

National Film Board.

National Film Board Canada

National film board of Canada

NFB

NFB (National Film Board of Canada)

NFB (Organisme)

NFBC

O. N. F.

O.N.F. (Organisme)

Office national du film Canada

Office national du film du Canada.

ONF

ONF (National Film Board of Canada)

ONF NFB.

ONF (Organisme)

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

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Manufacturing Consent : Noam Chomsky and the MediaThe Company of strangers = Strangers in good companyMon oncle AntoineThe Tibetan book of the dead : a way of life ; the great liberationIn the national interest : a chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949 to 1989Challenge for Change : activist documentary at the National Film Board of CanadaProjecting Canada : government policy and documentary film at the National Film Board of Canada