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National Film Board of Canada

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Works: 19,766 works in 41,846 publications in 4 languages and 185,658 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Folklore  Animated films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Publisher, Editor, Other, Production personnel, 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 1,417 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
Atanarjuat The fast runner by Zacharias Kunuk ( Visual )
35 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retelling of an Inuit legend of love, jealousy, murder and revenge in the Igoolik brothers Atanarjuat and Amaqjuaq
Manufactured landscapes by Jennifer Baichwall ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,137 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
Up the Yangtze by Chang Yung ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 956 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 ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and French and held by 926 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 )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and English and held by 875 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
Strangers in good company ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 797 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
Stories we tell ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 793 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
Mon oncle Antoine by Claude Jutra ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in French and English and held by 785 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
Pink Ribbons, Inc ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 698 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?
The take by Avi Lewis ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 670 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
Reel injun ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travelling 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 )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 649 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
The Tibetan book of the dead a way of life ; the great liberation by Leonard Cohen ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 647 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
Examined life by Astra Taylor ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 638 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 wheels on the bus --and more sing along favorites ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 618 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 560 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 559 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
Capturing reality the art of documentary by Pepita Ferrari ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 479 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
 
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Alternative Names

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
N.F.B.
National Film Board Canada
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 (298)
French (68)
Inuktitut (23)
Chinese (1)
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