The National Film Board of Canada has announced a lineup of new films that began rolling out September 21 on NFB.ca. This lineup of highly relevant and profoundly humanistic new works joins the extensive catalogue of more than 4,000 titles already available as well as a collection of one hundred interactive works, most which can be viewed online at no charge.
Later this month and throughout October, a wealth of new content will continue to be made available. Streaming for free and produced by NFB studios across the country, this crop includes: the latest works in The Curve, the timely collection of projects exploring the pandemic; compelling feature-length documentaries like Astra Taylor’s What Is Democracy?; and finely crafted doc and animated shorts such as Katerine Giguère’s Open Sky: Portrait of a Pavilion in Venice, Chris Dainty’s Shannon Amen and Samuel-A. Caron and France Gallant’s Moments of Life, premiering on days that have been designated to help bring international attention to their respective subjects.
Starting September 21
The Curve – The creators of this program are bringing to life the voices of Canadians touched by COVID-19. This collection is delivering thematically linked works in documentary, animation, and digital storytelling formats, being released at various times over the next few months. The newest works include compelling feature-length documentaries like Astra Taylor’s What Is Democracy?; and finely crafted documentary and animated shorts such as Katerine Giguère’s Open Sky: Portrait of a Pavilion in Venice, Chris Dainty’s Shannon Amen and Samuel-A. Caron and France Gallant’s Moments of Life.
The Big Reset – These animated bedtime stories for budding rebels in the post-COVID world present perspectives from four leading thinkers: Armine Yalnizyan; Munira Abukar; David Suzuki; and Bruce Mau. The films, running about three minutes each, are produced by the English Program Animation Studio.
- Economics by Philip Eddolls
- Governance by Ho Che Anderson
- Worldviews by Malcolm Sutherland
- Cities by Lillian Chan