This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Join us as we explore what we protect as a country with this handpicked selection of NFB works.
We stand on guard for thee. These are the words that ring through the air at the end of our national anthem. In the second instalment in this series, we’ve collected stories from our archives that reflect what we strive to protect as a nation. From asylum seekers arriving in Canada to escape homophobic violence to members of the Haisla nation trying to protect a vital link to their ancestral heritage, how we respond to environmental, cultural, social, and human rights issues goes a long way in defining who we are.
A selection of NFB works that explore the notion of belonging, from the stories we tell and the languages we speak, to the spaces we inhabit and the traditions we share.
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.
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Screenings of our 250+ Indigenous-made films are taking place now across Canada, in collaboration with APTN, TIFF Bell Lightbox, the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and many other partners throughout the country.
On May 5, we launch a brand-new web page where you can book your own community screening or find a screening that’s being held in your community. Be sure to come back and visit us at: nfb.ca/wideawake.
For more info, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmed screenings to date. Stay tuned for more.