The National Film Board of Canada

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27 April 2010

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The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is Canada's public film producer and distributor.

For over 70 years, the NFB has created socially engaged documentary, auteur animation, alternative drama and more.

Along the way, we’ve crafted over 12,000 productions and received more than 5000 awards, including 12 Oscars® and more than 90 Genies.

Today, we’re at the crossroads of innovation in the 21st century, bringing a tradition of trailblazing to the multi-platform digital universe.

Visit our website to watch over 700 documentaries and animated films : http://NFB.ca

If you want to get in touch, you can contact us here: http://nfb.ca/about/contact-us/

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  • 3m 46s

    VISTAS - CARRYING FIRE/VISTAS - FEU PORTANT

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: Carrying Fire weaves together animation and live action to show how the fire of our spirit is passed from one camp and one generation to the next.

    Feu portant entrelace animation et réel pour illustrer la façon dont le feu de notre esprit se transmet d'un campement et d'une génération à l'autre.

    Filmmaker: Marie Burke

    Uqalimakkanirit

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 27m 23s

    STARBLANKET

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: At twenty-six, Noel Starblanket is one of the youngest Indian chiefs in North America--twice elected chief of the Starblanket Reserve, and also elected vice-president of all Saskatchewan Indians. His great-grandfather's advice was to "learn the wit and cunning of the White man." That he did.… Uqalimakkanirit

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 32m 35s

    LIVING STONE, THE

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: This film shows the inspiration, often related to belief in the supernatural, behind Inuit sculpture. The Inuit's approach to the work is to release the image the artist sees imprisoned in the rough stone. The film centres on an old legend about the carving of the image of a sea spirit to bring food to a hungry camp.

    Filmmaker: John Feeney

    Uqalimakkanirit

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 37m 19s

    LAND OF THE LONG DAY

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: During the short Arctic summer on Baffin Island, the native Inuit enjoys four months of continuous daylight. But it is no time for relaxation, for provision must be made for the long, cold winter night ahead. In this film Idlouk, an Inuit hunter, tells of his life in this northern land.… Uqalimakkanirit

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 46m 10s

    INCIDENT AT RESTIGOUCHE

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: On June 11 and 20, 1981, the Québec Provincial Police (QPP) raided Restigouche Reserve, Québec. This film provides a historical perspective on the issue, and documents, with newsclips, photographs and interviews, the two police raids.… Uqalimakkanirit

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 43m 9s

    FOSTER CHILD

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: At age thirty-five, Gil Cardinal searches for his natural family and an understanding of the circumstances that led to his coming into foster care as an infant. Foster Child is a documentary--unstaged and unrehearsed--about the process of that discovery, beginning with his fruitless attempt to see his own file.… Uqalimakkanirit

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 32m 6s

    ENCOUNTER WITH SAUL ALINSKY - PART 2: RAMA INDIAN RESERVE

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: A provocative film in which articulate young Indians test their inherent, tolerant philosophy against the more pragmatic ideas of Saul Alinsky. The Indians argue for a revision of the hundred-year-old Indian Act by peaceful persuasion. Alinsky advocates a more direct development of power to bring about the changes they seek.

    Uqalimakkanirit

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 57m 18s

    DANCING AROUND THE TABLE, PART ONE

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: A film about the three Conferences on the Constitutional Rights of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (1983-84-85), focussing on the concept of self-government.

    Only available in English/Version anglaise seulement.

    Filmmaker: Maurice Bulbulian

    Contact: National Film Board of Canada

    Producer: National Film Board of Canada

    Uqalimakkanirit

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 57m 55s

    CREE HUNTERS OF MISTASSINI

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: During the winter since times predating agriculture, the Cree of Mistassini have gone to the bush of the James and Ungava Bay area to hunt. Three hunting families agreed to meet an NFB crew, who filmed the building of the winter camp, the hunting, the relationship to the land, and the rhythms of Cree family life.… Uqalimakkanirit

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010