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Video Feature: National Film Board

February 21, 2014

National Film Board of CanadaAs Canada’s public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board (NFB) is considered an essential part of Canada’s cultural heritage. Founded in 1939, they produce world-renowned films that are recognized for their distinctive, relevant and innovative qualities.

The NFB film collection comprises documentaries, animations, experimental films and fiction. They showcase films that take a stand on global issues of concern to Canadians—environmental issues, human rights issues, international conflict, the arts, etc. The NFB has produced over 13,000 productions and have won over 5,000 awards, including 6 Webbys, 12 Oscars, and over 90 Genies. (Sources: National Film Board of CanadaWelcome to NFB.ca)

For more info on the NFB, check them out at the National Film Board website.

NFB Films at RRC Library

RRC Library holds nearly 225 films by the NFB. These are valued for their enduring educational value and Canadian focus. Here is a taste of some streamed titles that we offer (click the images to log in and view).

Grievance

Grievance

Illustrates the orderly processing of a grievance through several stages of negotiation between union and management, showing how the rights of a worker with a genuine grievance are protected under the union’s contract. (1954, 29 min.)

Out: stories of lesbian and gay youth

Out

An intimate exploration of the struggles and victories of gay and lesbian youth in Canada. Delving into the emotional, societal and familial conflicts lesbian and gay youth often face, this film breaks the damaging silence surrounding sexual orientation and sexual differences. (1994, 40 min.)

Justice denied

Justice denied

Donald Marshall, a Micmac Indian, was only 17 when he was sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder he did not commit. He spent 11 years in a maximum security prison until the real murderer was discovered. Based on the true story of this tragic and controversial case as recorded in the best-selling book by Michael. (1989, 98 min.)

 A house divided: caregiver stress and elder abuse

House dividedThrough four moving portraits, A House Divided sheds light on the tragedy of caregiver stress and elder abuse. With great sensitivity, this film portrays the emotional complexity of family relationships that can lead to abuse of the elderly, the anguish and isolation of its victims, and the tremendous need for community understanding and support.
(1988, 35 min.)

 

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  • Notre Dame Campus Library: media@rrc.ca or 204-632-2231
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