Welcome National Film Board of Canada

It’s been a while since anyone at Docuseek2 has added anything to the blog, and the bloggable topics have started to pile up.

I’ll lead off with the biggest news of the past few months, and that is the addition of 56 titles from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), one of the world’s great sources of creative documentary and animated film. The NFB is now 75 years old, and over that period has provided a laboratory for filmmakers to explore a diverse set of visions. Per its website, they have generated over 13,000 productions, winning 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars, 12 Canadian Screen Awards, and 90 Genies.

The NFB films on Docuseek2 span several decades, from the classic A Is For Architecture (1959), a great primer to add to our Architecture Collection, to 2014’s Little Big Girl about early onset puberty and Mary and Myself, an animation gem honoring the thousands of women and girls pressed into sex slavery as “comfort women” by the Japanese army during World War II.

The NFB collection significantly enhances our collection of films about First Nations people, including eight films by leading indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. The films address difficult struggles with domestic problems like alcoholism and sexual abuse; and larger political struggles overĀ  land and fishing rights and for traditional education.

The entire set of NFB films can be found in the National Film Board of Canada Collection.

Check out A Sea Turtle Story!