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NFB films have influenced the works of filmmakers around the world. Canada’s public film producer and distributor, the NFB creates audiovisual content that breaks new ground in form and content. Since its founding in 1939, the NFB has produced over 13,000 films and won over 5,000 awards.

About this Playlist

These specially selected titles represent the expansive NFB catalogue of uniquely Canadian documentaries. Featuring the work of such renowned directors as Denys Arcand, Stephen Low and Bill Mason, these stories provide insight into all aspects of Canadian culture including the inspiration behind Inuit sculpture, the environmental impact man has imposed upon the Great Lakes and our relationship with the English monarchy. Hot Docs is delighted to showcase these compelling works from the past five decades of Canadian documentary filmmaking.

To view other NFB films on-line and to find about more about the NFB, please visit their website: www.nfb.ca

Selected Films (25)
  1. Crystal Pillar Preview Thumbnail
    Crystal Pillar
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1978
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  2. 20 Years Later Preview Thumbnail
    20 Years Later
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1977
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  3. The Wandering Canadians Preview Thumbnail
    The Wandering Canadians
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1956
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  4. Day After Day Preview Thumbnail
    Day After Day
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1962
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  5. You Are On Indian Land Preview Thumbnail
    You Are On Indian Land
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1969
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  6. The Vinland Mystery Preview Thumbnail
    The Vinland Mystery
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1984
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  7. The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes Preview Thumbnail
    The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1968
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  8. The Mad Canadian Preview Thumbnail
    The Mad Canadian
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1976
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  9. The Living Stone Preview Thumbnail
    The Living Stone
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1958
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  10. The Jolifou Inn Preview Thumbnail
    The Jolifou Inn
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1955
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  11. The Enduring Wilderness Preview Thumbnail
    The Enduring Wilderness
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1963
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  12. The Defender Preview Thumbnail
    The Defender
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1988
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  13. Temples of Time Preview Thumbnail
    Temples of Time
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1973
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  14. Starblanket Preview Thumbnail
    Starblanket
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1973
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  15. Royal Journey Preview Thumbnail
    Royal Journey
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1951
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  16. Quebec For Sale Preview Thumbnail
    Quebec For Sale
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1977
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  17. My Urban Garden Preview Thumbnail
    My Urban Garden
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1984
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  18. Land of the Long Day Preview Thumbnail
    Land of the Long Day
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1952
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  19. Impressions of Expo 67 Preview Thumbnail
    Impressions of Expo 67
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1967
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  20. Here's Hockey Preview Thumbnail
    Here's Hockey
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1953
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  21. Class Project : The Garbage Movie Preview Thumbnail
    Class Project : The Garbage Movie
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1980
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  22. Champlain Preview Thumbnail
    Champlain
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1964
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  23. Carnival In Quebec Preview Thumbnail
    Carnival In Quebec
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1957
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  24. A Day In Pacific Rim Preview Thumbnail
    A Day In Pacific Rim
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1978
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  25. 60 Cycles Preview Thumbnail
    60 Cycles
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:1965
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