What is it like to make art during a global pandemic? After one year of living under COVID-19, four creators from the NFB's The Curve project share how their daily lives (and creative process) have been turned upside down by this unprecedented crisis.
Part of THE CURVE, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us together. Enjoy more works from this series here .
Criminologist and community activist Munira Abukar believes justice and equity begin in your own home and heart. Embracing the uncomfortable awakening that 2020 has brought about, she debunks the cozy narrative of social equality and puts her finger on the key issues needing change.
Thursday, shot from filmmaker Galen Johnson's high-rise apartment during COVID-19 “lockdown” in Winnipeg, captures people going about their daily routines in the city's eerily empty streets, yards and parking lots, on their balconies and on the riverbanks. The extreme distance and the diminutive scale of humans is paired with sound close-ups—a combination that embodies the strange, heightened intensity of feeling of the time, knowing an era-defining tragedy is happening yet being so physically removed.
What does the collaboration between a voice actor and director look like for an animated film? Actor Rossif Sutherland and filmmaker Theodore Ushev talk about the intimacy required to animate life into The Physics of Sorrow.
"Mary was a Mohawk woman from Kahnawake, the same community that I'm from. She is one of the key women to challenge discrimination against Indigenous women in Canada's Indian Act." Mohawk filmmaker Courtney Montour describes her new documentary on Mary Two-Axe Earley, whose fight for the rights of First Nations women made her a pivotal figure in Canada’s women’s rights movement.