75 Years A HISTORY of looking forward

NFB moment of the week

What’s the best time to dance the flamenco?


This mesmerizing Oscar® winner will have you clapping along as you’re hypnotized by the talented young dancers on screen.

Directed and produced by one-time CBC producer Cynthia Scott (The Company of Strangers), this film brought home the Oscar® for Documentary (Short Subject) in 1983. Iconic and spirited flamenco teachers Susana and Antonio Robledo mould the bodies of the talented young dancers at the National Ballet School of Canada into vibrant, expressive vehicles for the centuries-old art of flamenco.

This film is one of five featured on the series of commemorative stamps issued by Canada Post in honour of the NFB’s 75th birthday on May 2, 2014. You can check out a playlist of all five of the films featured on these stamps here.

Don’t forget to check back here every Monday for a brand new NFB Moment of the week, in which we’ll feature one of our many iconic films from the past 75 years.

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Beginning May 2, 2014, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) marks 75 years of innovation and leadership in social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, and most recently, groundbreaking interactive works. The NFB has produced over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 8 Webbys, 9 Canadian Screen Awards, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. To access acclaimed NFB content, visit NFB.ca or download its apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV.