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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 Pictou Library

All are welcome to join us for screenings of National Film Board of Canada documentary films!

For more information, please contact the River John Library 902-485-5021.

  • "Sovereign Soil" - Tuesday, March 28, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    About the Film:
    Yukon, a handful of unlikely farmers are growing everything from snow-covered Brussels sprouts to apples. These modern-day agrarians have carved out small patches of fertile soil in an otherwise unforgiving expanse of isolated wilderness to make a living and a life. Over the course of a year, Dawson filmmaker David Curtis follows these resilient, unassuming farmers—including a German immigrant, a young family that taps birch trees for syrup, a First Nations youth, and a matriarch who can shoot and quarter a moose—exploring life, death, and time through the simple, rich day-to-day of people deeply tied to the wilds. Sovereign Soil is an ode to the beauty of this ferocious, remote land and the wisdom of those who’ve chosen to call it home.

    (2019 | 90 minutes) | NFB Website

  • "Borealis" - Tuesday, April 25, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    About the Film:
    In his new feature documentary Borealis, acclaimed director Kevin McMahon (Waterlife) travels deep into the heart of the boreal forest to explore the chorus of life in Canada’s iconic wilderness. Borealis offers an immersive portrait of the forest from the perspective of the plants and animals that live there. Humans are only beginning to understand the complex networks that nurture and sustain this unique ecosystem, as well as the things that destroy it. Natural threats such as insects, drought, and fire have joined with extractive industries like oil development and logging to tip the delicate balance. In a rapidly warming climate, many of the survival strategies adopted by different organisms no longer work, and massive change is underway. As herbalist Isabelle Desrochers-Stein explains, “What happens to the forest is going to be a reflection of what happens to us.”

    (2020 | 90 minutes) | NFB Website