More than 60 new films now available free on NFB.ca

August 30, 2016 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB). New this fall on NFB.ca: more than 60 new films can be viewed free of charge as of now, including several recent documentaries that have won awards in Canada and abroad, by renowned filmmakers such as Alanis Obomsawin, Paul Cowan, William D. MacGillivray and Justin Simms.

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16th Annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival – October 21-25, 2015

The 16th Annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival will feature 50 of the best environmental films, as well as special events with our 2015 Eco-Heroes Dr. Vandana Shiva (author & activist) and Amy Millan (musician & activist), panels, workshops, an Industry Day, a Family Program, a marketplace, and a pancake brunch!

Documentary: People of a Feather

People of a Feather is an award winning documentary film about a unique Inuit culture that relies on birds for food and clothing, and the challenges they share adapting to changing sea ice ecosystems.

Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, October 10–14

The 13th Annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival kicks off October 10 with the World Premiere of Caroline Bacle’s “Lost Rivers”! The Festival features film screenings, a School Program, Industry Series, and free Children’s Program.

Documentary: People of a Feather

Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past present and future is a unique cultural relationship with the eider duck.

Film: The Whale

THE WHALE tells the true story of a young, wild killer whale – an orca – nicknamed Luna, who lost contact with his family on the coast of British Columbia and turned up alone in a narrow stretch of sea between mountains, a place called Nootka Sound.

Brick by Brick: The Story of Evergreen Brick Works

Brick by Brick: The Story of Evergreen Brick Works is a one-hour documentary that chronicles the transformation of a 125-year-old former industrial site into a multimillion-dollar ecological and cultural centre, the first of its kind in the world.

“Wannabe Toxic Free” film series

April is Cancer Prevention Month, and the Women’s Healthy Environments Network is presenting a PWYC “Wannabe Toxic Free” film series at Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina Ave., 4th Floor, 7-9 pm).

The 11th Hour (2007)

Synopsis: Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The 11th Hour” is a feature length documentary concerning the environmental crises caused by human actions and their impact on the planet. The 11th Hour documents the cumulative impact of these actions upon the planet’s life systems and calls for restorative action through a reshaping of human activity. DiCaprio states, “With the…

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film is a dramatization of the story of Erin Brockovich, played by Julia Roberts, who fought against the US West Coast energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Roberts won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors’ Guild Award and BAFTA for Best Actress. The film itself was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Director for Steven Soderbergh at the 73rd Academy Awards. It is based on a true story, and the real Erin Brockovich has a cameo appearance around 9’10” as a waitress.