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Celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee en célélebration du jubilé de diamant de la reine.

This collector's edition DVD features the National Film Board of Canada documentary The Portrait, which follows Toronto artist Phil Richards as he creates Canada's official portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for ...

Daughters of the country. Part 1

pt.1. [1]. Ikwe: A young Ojibwa girl of 1770, Ikwe awakens one night from a disturbing dream about a strange man. The arrival of a young Scottish fur trader transforms her dream into reality. Marrying him, Ikwe leaves he...

Leonard Maltin's animation favorites from the National Film Board of Canada

Leonard Maltin, animation aficionado of Entertainment Tonight fame, selects some of his favorite animation from the National Film Board of Canada's vast library.

In celebration of Nunavut circumpolar communities. volume 2, The Greenlanders

This 1973 video touches on the history of Greenland, describes the daily life for the Native population, and outlines the pros and cons of changes brought by the Danes

Force of nature the David Suzuki movie = Force de la nature : le film de David Suzuki

David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster, and activist, delivers a lecture on the eve of his 75th birthday, which he describes as a distillation of his life and thoughts, his legacy, what he wants t...

Two worlds colliding

Two Worlds Colliding chronicles the painful story of what came to be known as Saskatoon's infamous "freezing deaths," and the schism between a fearful, mistrustful Aboriginal community and a police force that must come t...

Heaven on Earth

Drama which "highlights the isolation and disappointment faced by a family of Punjabi immigrants to Canada. When Chand arrives in Brampton, Ontario to meet her new husband, she leaves behind a loving family and supportiv...

Hadwin's judgement

Chronicles the tormented transformation of Grant Hadwin from expert logger to environmental terrorist; a man who dared to challenge the destruction of the world's last great temperate rainforest. Hadwin's crusade culmina...

NCR not criminally responsible

"While gripped by psychosis, a troubled young man stabs a complete stranger six times in a crowded shopping mall. Declared not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder, the young man, Sean Clifton, is confine...

Richard Cardinal cry from a diary of a Métis child.

A moving tribute to Richard Cardinal, a Metis adolescent who committed suicide at 17, in 1984. Removed from his home at age 4 because of family problems, he was then moved between 28 foster homes, group homes and shelter...

Highrise : the towers in the world and the world in the towers —Cizek, Katerina, author.

"From the multi-story dwellings of Ancient Rome to the soaring glass skyscrapers of today, for thousands of years humans have used highrises to house the poor, protect the rich and sometimes narrow the gap between the tw...

Status quo? the unfinished business of feminism in Canada

Summary: Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? Status Quo? zeroes in on key concerns such as violence against women, access to abortion, and univers...

OCD [obsessive compulsive disorder] the war inside

"They seem like ordinary people. They have no physical disabilities and have every appearance of being as functional as the next person. But their lives have been shadowed by the crippling effects of obsessive compulsive...

Invasion

Before Columbus is a series of three films, "Invasion", "Conversion" and "Rebellion", which describe the Indian experience in the Americas during the past five hundred years. Part One, "Invasion", tells the real story of...

Filmmaker-in-residence the complete collection = Cinéaste en résidence

The 7 interventions of Filmmaker-in-residence feature film: Filmmaker-in-Residence is an innovative documentary experiment from the National Film Board of Canada. It started in 2004 with the placement of media maker Kate...

Chiefs the worlds of Joseph Brant

Portrays the character of Mohawk chief Joseph Brant, whose twin ambitions were to be a power broker between Indian and English societies, and to satisfy his thirst for power, recognition and eminence.

War of 1812 a 4-part documentary series

War of 1812 is a four-part documentary series that brings to life an extraordinary, but not well understood conflict that decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada, and annihilated for all time ...

Goddess remembered

This documentary examines pre-Christian goddess-worshipping religions. Incorporating the work of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, art historian Merlin Stone, and scholars Jean Bolen, Charlene Spretnak and Starhawk, it offe...

We were children Nous n'étions que des enfants

As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of...

The invisible nation

The Algonquin once lived in harmony with the vast territory they occupied. This balance was upset with the arrival of the Europeans and gradually, Aboriginal traditions were undermined and natural resources plundered. To...

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