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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 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!

For more information, please contact the New Glasgow Library 902-752-8233, or check our Current Services & Procedures


  • "The Whale and the Raven" - Thursday, April 7, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

    About the Film:
    Director Mirjam Leuze’s The Whale and the Raven illuminates the many issues that have drawn scientists, the Gitga’at First Nation, and the Government of British Columbia into a complex conflict. As the people in the Great Bear Rainforest struggle to protect their territory against the pressure and promise of the gas industry, caught in between are the countless beings that call this place home.  

    (2019 | 1 hour 40 minutes) | NFB Website

  • "Borealis" - Thursday, April 21, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

    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 | 1 hour 30 minutes) | NFB Website

  • "Finding Dawn" - Thursday, May 5, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

    About the Film:
    Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh brings us a compelling documentary that puts a human face on a national tragedy – the epidemic of missing or murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The film takes a journey into the heart of Indigenous women's experience, from Vancouver's skid row, down the Highway of Tears in northern BC, and on to Saskatoon, where the murders and disappearances of these women remain unsolved.

    (2006 | 1 hour 13 minutes) | NFB Website

  • "The End of Certainties" - Thursday, May 19, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

    About the Film:
    More than a decade after the worldwide financial crisis of 2007–08, what does globalization mean today? Filmmaker-philosopher Jean-Daniel Lafond takes us behind the scenes of the International Economic Forum of the Americas, a massive annual gathering at which economists, financiers and politicians hold forth on the key issues of the day. Featuring first-hand testimonials by nearly two dozen influential men and women, The End of Certainties unfolds as a multi-voice meditation on the state of the world. This observational documentary offers a cogent assessment of globalization—and its ideals, disillusionment, fears and hopes—and the quest for a new humanism, characterized by greater inclusiveness and fairness.

    (2020 | 45 minutes) | NFB Website

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

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 902-351-2599, or check our Current Services & Procedures

  • "Borealis" - ***Cancelled***

    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 | 1 hour 30 minutes) | NFB Website

  • "The End of Certainties" - Thursday, February 17, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

    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 | 45 minutes) | NFB Website

  • "The Way of the Hunter", "K'i Tah Amongst the Birch", & "Nbisiing" - 3 Short Films - Thursday, March 24, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

    About the Films:
    • The Way of the Hunter: A former hunter who ultimately traded his gun for a camera, filmmaker Robert Moberg retraces his evolving relationship with the natural world in Way of the Hunter.
      (2018 | 16 minutes)
    • The Way of the Hunter: Filmmaker/activist Melaw Nakehk’o has spent the pandemic with her family at a remote land camp in the Northwest Territories, “getting wood, listening to the wind, staying warm and dry, and watching the sun move across the sky.” In documenting camp life—activities like making fish leather and scraping moose hide—she anchors the COVID experience in a specific time and place.
      (2020 | 10 minutes)
    • Nbisiing: Afraid he would not see his community again, Cole Forrest returns to North Bay from his current residence in Toronto. During his stay he confronts his fears and reconnects with his ancestors. Nbi means water and in the time of this pandemic, it is the lake, medicine, berries, and the land that he looks to for guidance.
      (2020 | 5 minutes)