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NFB Film Club

NFB Film Club Libraries across Canada take part in this free program in which the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) distributes bold and distinctive social issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and innovative digital content that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB Film Club is a FREE initiative specifically created for all Public Libraries across the country.

  • NFB Film Club @ the Antigonish Library For more information please contact the library at 902 863-4276.

    2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:00pm

    All are welcome to join us for a monthly screening of a National Film Board of Canada documentary film. Bring snacks (peanut-free please), all are welcome!

    • "Birth of a Family" - Tuesday, Jan 9, 2:00pm
      About the film: Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary. Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985. Now all in middle age, each has grown up in different circumstances with no shared memories. (1h 16min) To view film trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/birth_of_a_family/

    • "Theatre of Life" - Tuesday, Feb 13, 2:00pm
      About the film: Theater of Life captures the remarkable story of how renowned chef Massimo Bottura, joined by 60 of the world’s top chefs, transformed food destined for the dumpster into delicious and nutritious meals for Italy’s hungriest residents—refugees, recovering addicts, former sex workers, and other disadvantaged people. A visual feast in itself, the film offers a powerful message of social justice while raising awareness about the enormous environmental impact of food waste. (1h 34min)

    • "As the Crow Flies" - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2:00pm
      About the film: As the Crow Flies follows a young group of Royal Canadian Air Cadets throughout seven weeks at an elite flight-training camp, where they are studying to get their pilot’s license, a process that normally takes six to eight months. Casting an especially affectionate eye on her female subjects, filmmaker Tess Girard—herself a graduate of the program—creates a unique and intimate portrait of an extraordinary, yet also very recognizable, group of 17-year-olds as they come of age. (1h 23min)
      To watch the trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/as_the_crow_flies/

    • "Hand. Line. Cod." & "Bluefin" - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2:00pm
      About the films:
      Hand. Line. Cod. (13min)
      Set in the coldest waters surrounding Newfoundland’s rugged Fogo Island, this short film follows a group of “people of the fish”— traditional fishers who catch cod live by hand, one at a time, by hook and line. Filmmaker Justin Simms takes viewers deep inside the world of these brave fishermen. Travel with them from the early morning hours, spend time on the ocean, and witness the intricacies of a 500-year-old tradition that’s making a comeback.
      To watch the trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/hand_line_cod/
      Bluefin (53min)
      In this stunning documentary, director John Hopkins tells a tale of epic stakes set in the “tuna capital of the world.” Shot in North Lake, Prince Edward Island, the doc explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. Hopkins documents this phenomenon with breathtaking cinematography, bringing the issues into sharp focus. At the heart of the film lies a passionate concern for the fate of these giant fish.
      To watch the trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/bluefin/
  • NFB Film Club @ the Pictou Library For more information please contact the library at 902 485-5021.

    2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm

    All are welcome to join us for screenings of National Film Board of Canada documentary films. Bring snacks (peanut-free please), all are welcome!

    • "Birth of a Family" - Tuesday, Jan 9, 1:00pm
      About the film: Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary. Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985. Now all in middle age, each has grown up in different circumstances with no shared memories. (1h 16min)
      To view film trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/birth_of_a_family/

    • "Theatre of Life" - Tuesday, Feb 13, 1:00pm
      About the film: Theater of Life captures the remarkable story of how renowned chef Massimo Bottura, joined by 60 of the world’s top chefs, transformed food destined for the dumpster into delicious and nutritious meals for Italy’s hungriest residents—refugees, recovering addicts, former sex workers, and other disadvantaged people. A visual feast in itself, the film offers a powerful message of social justice while raising awareness about the enormous environmental impact of food waste. (1h 34min)

    • "Finding Dawn" - Tuesday, Mar 13, 1:00pm
      About the film: Dawn Crey. Ramona Wilson. Daleen Kay Bosse. These are just three of the estimated 500 Indigenous women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada over the past thirty years. Directed by acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh, Finding Dawn is a compelling documentary that puts a human face to this national tragedy. This is an epic journey into the dark heart of Indigenous women's experience in Canada. From Vancouver's skid row, where more than 60 women are missing, we travel to the Highway of Tears in northern British Columbia, and onward to Saskatoon, where the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women remain unresolved. Along the road to honour those who have passed, we uncover reason for hope. It lives in Indigenous rights activists Professor Janice Acoose and Fay Blaney. It drives events such as the annual Women's Memorial March in Vancouver and inspires communities all along the length of Highway 16 to come together to demand change. Finding Dawn illustrates the deep historical, social and economic factors that contribute to the epidemic of violence against Indigenous women in this country. It goes further to present the ultimate message that stopping the violence is everyone's responsibility. (1h 13min)
      To watch the trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/finding_dawn/ 

    • "As the Crow Flies" - Tuesday, Apr 10, 1:00pm
      About the film: As the Crow Flies follows a young group of Royal Canadian Air Cadets throughout seven weeks at an elite flight-training camp, where they are studying to get their pilot’s license, a process that normally takes six to eight months. Casting an especially affectionate eye on her female subjects, filmmaker Tess Girard—herself a graduate of the program—creates a unique and intimate portrait of an extraordinary, yet also very recognizable, group of 17-year-olds as they come of age. (1h 23min)
      To watch the trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/as_the_crow_flies/

    • "Hand. Line. Cod." & "Bluefin" - Tuesday, May 8, 1:00pm
      About the films:
      Hand. Line. Cod. (13min)
      Set in the coldest waters surrounding Newfoundland’s rugged Fogo Island, this short film follows a group of “people of the fish”— traditional fishers who catch cod live by hand, one at a time, by hook and line. Filmmaker Justin Simms takes viewers deep inside the world of these brave fishermen. Travel with them from the early morning hours, spend time on the ocean, and witness the intricacies of a 500-year-old tradition that’s making a comeback.
      To watch the trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/hand_line_cod/
      Bluefin (53min)
      In this stunning documentary, director John Hopkins tells a tale of epic stakes set in the “tuna capital of the world.” Shot in North Lake, Prince Edward Island, the doc explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. Hopkins documents this phenomenon with breathtaking cinematography, bringing the issues into sharp focus. At the heart of the film lies a passionate concern for the fate of these giant fish.
      To watch the trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/bluefin/

  • NFB Film Club @ the River John Library For more information please contact the library at 902 351-2599.

    Last Thursday of the month, 6:15pm

    All are welcome to join us for a monthly screening of a National Film Board of Canada documentary film. Bring snacks (peanut-free please), all are welcome!

    • "Birth of a Family" - Thursday, Jan 25, 6:15pm
      About the film: Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary. Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985. Now all in middle age, each has grown up in different circumstances with no shared memories. (1h 16min) To view film trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/birth_of_a_family/

    • "Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen" - Thursday, Feb 26, 6:15pm
      About the film: Produced in 1965, this is an informal portrait of Montreal poet, novelist and songwriter Leonard Cohen, seen here reading his poetry to a rapt audience, relaxing with family and friends, and spending time on his own. (44min)
      To view the trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/ladies_and_gentlemen_mr_leonard_cohen/

    • "Hand. Line. Cod." & "Bluefin" - Thursday, Apr 26, 6:15pm
      About the films:
      Hand. Line. Cod. (13min)
      Set in the coldest waters surrounding Newfoundland’s rugged Fogo Island, this short film follows a group of “people of the fish”— traditional fishers who catch cod live by hand, one at a time, by hook and line. Filmmaker Justin Simms takes viewers deep inside the world of these brave fishermen. Travel with them from the early morning hours, spend time on the ocean, and witness the intricacies of a 500-year-old tradition that’s making a comeback.
      To watch the trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/hand_line_cod/
      Bluefin (53min)
      In this stunning documentary, director John Hopkins tells a tale of epic stakes set in the “tuna capital of the world.” Shot in North Lake, Prince Edward Island, the doc explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. Hopkins documents this phenomenon with breathtaking cinematography, bringing the issues into sharp focus. At the heart of the film lies a passionate concern for the fate of these giant fish.
      To watch the trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/bluefin/

    • "As The Crow Flies" - Thursday, May 31, 6:15pm
      About the film: As the Crow Flies follows a young group of Royal Canadian Air Cadets throughout seven weeks at an elite flight-training camp, where they are studying to get their pilot’s license, a process that normally takes six to eight months. Casting an especially affectionate eye on her female subjects, filmmaker Tess Girard—herself a graduate of the program—creates a unique and intimate portrait of an extraordinary, yet also very recognizable, group of 17-year-olds as they come of age. (1h 23min)
      To watch the trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/as_the_crow_flies/

    • "Theatre of Life" - Thursday, June 28, 6:15pm
      About the film:Theater of Life captures the remarkable story of how renowned chef Massimo Bottura, joined by 60 of the world’s top chefs, transformed food destined for the dumpster into delicious and nutritious meals for Italy’s hungriest residents—refugees, recovering addicts, former sex workers, and other disadvantaged people. A visual feast in itself, the film offers a powerful message of social justice while raising awareness about the enormous environmental impact of food waste. (1h 34min)
  • NFB Film Club @ the Westville Library For more information please contact the library at 902 396-5022.

    6:00pm

    All are welcome to join us for a monthly screening of a National Film Board of Canada documentary film. Bring snacks (peanut-free please), all are welcome!

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  • NFB Film Club @ the New Glasgow Library For more information please contact the library at 902 752-8233.

    All are welcome to join us for screenings of National Film Board of Canada documentary films. Bring snacks (peanut-free please), all are welcome!

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