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National Film Board of Canada

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Works: 18,973 works in 51,000 publications in 4 languages and 344,339 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Animated films  Short films  Film adaptations  Children's films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher, Editor, Other, fds, Photographer, Production personnel, Director, Scenarist, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Manufacturing consent : Noam Chomsky and the media by Noam Chomsky( Visual )

45 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, the media critic, author, linguist and radical philosopher. Highlights Chomsky's analysis of the media
Atanarjuat The fast runner by Zacharias Kunuk( Visual )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1 retells an Inuit legend of love, jealousy, murder and revenge of the Igoolik brothers Atanarjuat and Amaqjuaq. Disc 2 includes special features
Stories we tell by Sarah Polley( Visual )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,204 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 Baichwall( Visual )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,169 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 Yung Chang( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 970 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 )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 949 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
Pink Ribbons, Inc( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 902 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?
Jésus de Montréal by Denys Arcand( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and English and held by 880 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 )

55 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in French and English and held by 875 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 )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 846 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
Reel Injun by Neil Diamond( Visual )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 832 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
Strangers in good company( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 774 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
I Can Make Art ... Like Ron Noganosh( Visual )

67 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and French and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ron Noganosh is a highly regarded sculptor and installation artist who tranforms everyday items--rusted hubcaps, computer parts, feathers--into artworks that are at once funny, imaginative and thought-provoking. Inspired by Ron's found-object sculptures, students discover how to turn "junk" into art. Themes of personal and cultural identity surface as they develop skills and confidence while discovering a world of creative possibilities. Conveying a strong sense of respect for the environment and for cultural identity, I Can Make Art Like Ron Noganosh offers kids a new way to create art and make powerful statements about their world. I Can Make Art is a series of six short films that take a kids'-eye view on a diverse group of Canadian visual artists
Examined life by Astra Taylor( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 684 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 )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 679 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
Capturing reality the art of documentary by Pepita Ferrari( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and French and held by 668 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
A collection of 2006 Academy Award nominated short films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 656 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 wheels on the bus --and more sing along favorites( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 605 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
The Tibetan book of the dead a way of life ; the great liberation by Leonard Cohen( Visual )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 594 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 558 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
 
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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.

National Film Board Canada

National film board of Canada

National Film Board of Canada Canadian federal agency that produces and distributes film and digital media works

NFB

NFBC

O.N.F.

Office national du film Canada

Office national du film du Canada

ONF

ONF NFB

ONFC

Канадская государственная служба кинематографии

Languages
English (417)

French (78)

Inuktitut (28)

Chinese (2)

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Atanarjuat The fast runnerMon oncle AntoineStrangers in good companyThe Tibetan book of the dead a way of life ; the great liberationThe film work of Norman McLarenChallenge for Change : activist documentary at the National Film Board of CanadaNFB kids : portrayals of children by the National Film Board of Canada 1939-89