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What We Fight For

This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Discover what we as Canadians fight for and defend in this handpicked selection of NFB works.

Canadians have a reputation for being a polite people. But that doesn’t mean that we back down from a fight. In this final lens of our special 150th online programming, we’re showcasing the Canadian spirit of protest from past to present. Here’s to the activists, the advocates and the provocateurs that have taken a stand on everything from aboriginal land claims to discrimination against women and minorities.



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.

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

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

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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 Partners: Postmedia & La Presse +

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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.

Visit our new web page where you can book your own community screening or find a screening in your community. Be sure to come back and visit us at: – as there is always  updated information on new screenings!

For more info, contact us at:



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Stay in the know about our Canada 150 activities in films, events and creativity.



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