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Race Is a Four-Letter Word

Race Is a Four-Letter Word

In this personal documentary, director Sobaz Benjamin introduces us to an interesting group of people: a black woman who wants to be considered iconically Canadian, a white man who is ...

Sobaz Benjamin
2006 | 55 min
Racing Thoughts

Racing Thoughts

This is a film about children who thought they were “crazy.” Who wanted to die. Who felt fear, anger and hopelessness. Four young people living with mental illness and their ...

Louiselle Noël
2010 | 1 h 13 min
Rains

Rains

As a sudden downpour lashes the city, all seek shelter. Just for a moment, time expands into immobility. Human activity slows down and almost stops. Some wait in a bus ...

David Coquard-Dassault
2008 | 7 min
Rainy Days

Rainy Days

An elderly Japanese man boards a ferry bound for an unknown island. As he looks out over the water, the falling rain triggers a string of memories, including of a ...

Vladimir Leschiov
2014 | 8 min
Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 1 - Territories

Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 1 - Territories

Viewer Advisory: This film contains scenes of animal slaughter.

An emerging generation of farmers unites around a common cause: developing initiatives that favour sustainable and rewarding community-based agriculture.

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot
2020 | 37 min
Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 2 - Seeds

Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 2 - Seeds

Nature awakens and the food self-sufficiency project takes shape. Preserving the region’s ecosystem, however, demands awareness-raising efforts.

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot
2020 | 32 min
Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 3 - Roots

Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 3 - Roots

Spring is the season for working the land and planting. Thanks to a cooperative approach and mutual aid, everything runs more efficiently.

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot
2020 | 33 min
Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 4 - Embers

Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 4 - Embers

With a little bit of resourcefulness, people can confront the greatest challenges. And when the environment is under threat, a peaceful resistance springs to life.

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot
2020 | 30 min
Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 5 - Harvests

Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 5 - Harvests

With the right vision in place, the land has real potential. In farm fields or in the streets, strength in numbers matters above all.

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot
2020 | 30 min
Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 6 - Communities

Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 6 - Communities

Viewer Advisory: This film contains scenes of animal slaughter..

Fall has come: the harvest festival, hunting and butchering season. The village gets ready for winter. As ties between communities are ...

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot
2020 | 32 min
Ready to Learn

Ready to Learn

This film is a moving portrait of an alternative school model that aims to instill self-esteem through African centred learning.

Nadine Tsehaie Makonnen
2003 | 10 min
The Real Place

The Real Place

Animator Cam Christiansen gives Texas-born playwright John Murrell's imagination free rein, suspending the laws of time and space to create a visual accompaniment to his flights of poetic fancy ...

Cam Christiansen
2009 | 5 min
Red Path

Red Path

This short documentary tells the story of Tony Chachai, a young Indigenous man in search of his identity. Moved by the desire to reconnect with his Atikamekw roots, he delivers ...

Thérèse Ottawa
2015 | 15 min
Reflection

Reflection

Composed of real-life images that have been manipulated, this immersive experience explores the urban environment, using abstraction to examine the power of reflection in our surroundings

Sylvie Trouvé
2012 | 4 min
Reflexion

Reflexion

Two prisoners are trapped in a void. Trying separately to escape, they discover each other and have to overcome their fear in order to connect and find a way out ...

Greg Labute
2010 | 1 min
Remembering Maria Chapdelaine

Remembering Maria Chapdelaine

This feature documentary by Jean-Claude Labrecque recounts the bold and astounding enterprise of French filmmaker Julien Duvivier, who shot a film adaptation of Louis Hémon’s classic novel Maria Chapdelaine ...

Jean-Claude Labrecque
2015 | 52 min
Return to Vimy

Return to Vimy

In this short film, a young woman visits the Vimy Memorial to make a charcoal imprint of the engraved name of her great-grandfather who was lost in battle. She brings ...

Denis McCready
2017 | 9 min
Revealing Marie Saint Pierre

Revealing Marie Saint Pierre

Revealing Marie Saint Pierre is an art documentary about Quebec fashion designer Marie Saint Pierre. The film gives razor sharp insights into her creative process, and being a woman and ...

Janice Zolf
2016 | 38 min
Reverie.exe

Reverie.exe

A sleeping computer dreams of humans forms, transforming their digital data into abstract and playful shapes. Movements, emotions, and musical lines are added layer upon layer until the complexity overloads ...

Wen Zhang
2012 | 1 min
Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child

Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child

Richard Cardinal died by his own hand at the age of 17, having spent most of his life in a string of foster homes and shelters across Alberta. In this ...

Alanis Obomsawin
1986 | 29 min
Riopelle

Riopelle

The paintings of Jean-Paul Riopelle are known around the world. But the painter himself remains private, inaccessible. This documentary attempts to learn more about the man behind the artist, the ...

Marianne Feaver
1984 | 27 min
RiP! A Remix Manifesto

RiP! A Remix Manifesto

Join filmmaker Brett Gaylor and mashup artist Girl Talk as they explore copyright and content creation in the digital age. In the process they dissect the media landscape of the ...

Brett Gaylor
2008 | 1 h 26 min
River of Life

River of Life

This documentary focuses on the Yukon River Quest, the world's longest annual canoe and kayak race. Athletes come from around the world to test their endurance, racing day and ...

Werner Walcher
2007 | 53 min
River Silence

River Silence

The people who live along Brazil’s Xingu River are facing man-made Armageddon. The massive Belo Monte Dam, one of the world’s most contested infrastructure projects, has caused untold ...

Rogério Soares
2019 | 1 h 32 min
The Road Forward

The Road Forward

The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful ...

Marie Clements
2017 | 1 h 41 min
Robes of War

Robes of War

This animated short is a lyrical exploration of the impact of war on women, their bodies and their families. Bringing a feminist sensibility to a contemporary issue, it looks at ...

Michèle Cournoyer
2008 | 5 min
Rock the Box

Rock the Box

Critic-turned-filmmaker Katherine Monk trains her lens on DJ Rhiannon Rozier in this short film about breaking the glass ceiling in a music industry dominated by men. The Vancouver-raised, university-educated Rozier ...

Katherine Monk
2015 | 10 min
Romance

Romance

While on an airplane, a traveller's spirit plunges into a dream world. Here, under the influence of the unknown, the logic of his desires prevails, and a romantic saga ...

Georges Schwizgebel
2011 | 7 min
Rosa Rosa

Rosa Rosa

While war is thundering at the gates of the city, Rosa and her lover live serenely together, trying to preserve a fragile normality. Rosa Rosa is the interweaving of individual ...

Félix Dufour-Laperrière
2008 | 8 min
Rose & Violet

Rose & Violet

The animated short film Rose & Violet tells the story of two Conjoined twin sisters who are recruited as star acrobats in the world’s biggest circus. They seem bound for ...

Claude Grosch & Luc Otter
2011 | 26 min
The Rose Family

The Rose Family

In October 1970, members of the Front de libération du Québec kidnapped minister Pierre Laporte, unleashing an unprecedented crisis in Quebec. Fifty years later, Félix Rose tries to understand what ...

Félix Rose
2020 | 2 h 7 min
Roses Sing on New Snow

Roses Sing on New Snow

In this animated short, based on a story by Paul Yee, Maylin cooks mouth-watering meals at her father's restaurant in Chinatown, but her father and brothers take all the ...

Yuan Zhang
2002 | 7 min
Roy G Biv

Roy G Biv

In this short animation film Dale Hayward brings to life his watercolour on paper.

This film was made as part of the fourth edition of the NFB's Hothouse apprenticeship.

Dale Hayward
2007 | 1 min
Royal Journey

Royal Journey

A documentary account of the five-week visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to Canada and the United States in the fall of 1951. Stops on the royal ...

David BairstowGudrun Parker & Roger Blais
1951 | 51 min
Runaway

Runaway

Cordell Barker, director of the Oscar®-nominated films The Cat Came Back and Strange Invaders, is back with Runaway. Set to the rousing music of Ben Charest (Triplets of Belleville ...

Cordell Barker
2009 | 9 min
Ryan

Ryan

This Oscar®-winning animated short from Chris Landreth is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who produced some of the most influential animated films of his ...

Chris Landreth
2004 | 13 min