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What we call home

This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Join us for an exploration of what it means to call Canada “home” with this handpicked selection of NFB works.

It can be a province. A territory. A city. A community. It can be a piece of land. Or a piece of the past. It can be remembered. It can be found. This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Discover our specially curated online programming that explores what it means to call Canada home.

In a country as vast as Canada, what we call home differs depending on the region we live in, the cultural background we come from, the family traditions we carry forward, and the personal histories we carry inside. In this special NFB series, we’ve selected works from our collection that explore the many different “homes” that we’ve inherited, adopted, embraced and reinvented all across the country.

We may put different dishes on our tables, read stories to our children in different languages, and be lulled to sleep by different soundscapes, but what these works bring home is that what makes us different is what makes us who we are.

Upcoming online programming


A selection of NFB works that showcase Canada’s rich environment, wildlife and cultural heritage.

Coming this April


A selection of NFB works that celebrate the creativity and curiosity of Canadians, from intrepid expeditions to great inventions.

Coming this June


From human rights battles to Indigenous claims, these NFB works illustrate the issues that mobilize Canadians, past and present.

Coming this September



In this series of interactive photo essays, Canadians from all walks of life share personal reflections on our common journey—the legacies that we’ve inherited and the ones that we aspire to leave for future generations. Coming June 2017.

Media Partner: Postmedia.


A coast to coast to coast screening and discussion series showcasing groundbreaking films by Indigenous directors. This series engages with many key themes in Indigenous Canadian cinema—colonization, resistance, cultural resurgence—and aims to build understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.

To book a screening in your community or for more information, please contact wideawake@nfb.ca

Screenings will be presented throughout 2017 in collaboration with APTN, TIFF Bell Lightbox, the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and partners across the country.

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Confirmed screenings to date. Stay tuned for more.

  • Jan 16-17, 7:00 pm
    We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice
    Cinecenta, University of Victoria, BC
  • Jan 20-21,
    Mobilize, Etlinisigu'niet (Bleed Down)
    Eclectik 2017: Welcome to Indian Country, Montreal arts interculturels, QC
  • Jan 28, 3:00 pm
    We Were Children
    TIFF, Toronto, ON
  • Feb 25,  4:00 pm
    You Are On Indian Land followed by Incident at Restigouche
    TIFF, Toronto, ON
  • March 18, 4:30 pm
    Foster Child 
    TIFF, Toronto, ON