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Atanarjuat = The fast runner by Zacharias Kunuk( Visual )

54 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evil in the form of an unknown shaman divides a small community of Inuit. Twenty years later, two brothers emerge to challenge the evil order: Amaqjuag, the Strong One, and Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner. Atanarjuat wins the hand of the lovely Atuat away from the boastful son of the camp leader, Oki, who vows to get even. Oki ambushes the brothers in their sleep, killing Amaqjuaq, as Atanarjuat miraculously escapes running naked over the spring sea ice
Manufacturing Consent : Noam Chomsky and the Media by Mark Achbar( Visual )

65 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,327 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 Jennifer Baichwal( Visual )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,287 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
Stories we tell by Sarah Polley( Visual )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this inspired, genre-twisting 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 behind 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
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( Visual )

49 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,064 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 )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,061 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 )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 957 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 )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Native American boy carves a small man in a canoe and sends him on a journey from Canada's northern forest downstream to the distant sea
Jésus de Montréal by Denys Arcand( Visual )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Montreal shrine seeks to inspire its congregants by modernizing its historically successful yet predictable staging of the Passion play. A promising cast of vibrant young actors sign on fresh from perfume commercials, pornographic films and an affair with the basilica's priest to quickly drive the production to become a smash hit. But as the play enjoys this success, the actors become more and more challenged to separate their real lives from their lives onstage
Capturing reality : the art of documentary by Pepita Ferrari( Visual )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and French and held by 847 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
Mon oncle Antoine by Claude Jutra( Visual )

61 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in French and English and held by 842 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
Surviving progress by Mathieu Roy( Visual )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 815 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
Pink Ribbons, Inc. by Ravida Din( Visual )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 802 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?
Examined life by Astra Taylor( Visual )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 746 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 )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 709 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
Triage : Dr. James Orbinski's humanitarian dilemma( Visual )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and French and held by 690 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 624 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 by Leonard Cohen( Visual )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 618 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
Who's Counting? : Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics by Marilyn Waring( Visual )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 598 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?
Through These Eyes by Charles Laird( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Inuktitut and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American elementary school program from the 1970s. Man: A Course of Study (MACOS), looked to the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic to help students see their own society in a new way. At its core was The Netsilik Film Series, an acclaimed benchmark of visual anthropology from the National Film Board that captured a year in the life of an Inuit family, reconstructing an ancient culture on the cusp of contact with the outside world. But the graphic images of the Netsilik people created a clash of values that tore rifts in communities across the U.S. and revealed a fragile relationship between politics and education. A fiery national debate ensued between academic and conservative forces. 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
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Atanarjuat = The fast runner
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Kanada Film Board

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Kanādas Nacionālā filmu padome

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National Film Board

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Office national du film

Office national du film Canada

Office national du film du Canada.


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Manufacturing Consent : Noam Chomsky and the MediaThe Company of strangers = Strangers in good companyMon oncle AntoineThe Tibetan Book of the DeadIn 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 CanadaOne man's documentary : a memoir of the early days of the National Film Board