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55 Socks

55 Socks

National Film Board Of Canada NFB553967

Based on a poem by Marie Jacobs, the animated short 55 socks, by Oscar-winning director Co...

A Dog's Tale: A Mexican Parable

A Dog's Tale: A Mexican Parable

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528580

This parable is told by a street-wise dog who frequents a Mexican marketplace, observing life from...

A Good Tree

A Good Tree

National Film Board Of Canada NFB526862

During the Christmas holiday season, three young children discover that their eccentric old...

A Hunting Lesson

A Hunting Lesson

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524145

An animated film by Jacques Drouin based on a book by novelist Jacques Godbout, translated by...

A Sufi Tale

A Sufi Tale

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528262

This animated film is based on an old Persian parable. The inhabitants of a village learn to...

A Tall Man Executes a Jig by Irving Layton

A Tall Man Executes a Jig by Irving Layton

National Film Board Of Canada NFB523829

A fascinating 'conversation' with Canadian poet Irving Layton, who shares how the poem by which he...

A Writer in the Nuclear Age: A Conversation with Margaret Laurence

A Writer in the Nuclear Age: A Conversation with Margaret...

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528654

In this short film, internationally acclaimed author Margaret Laurence passionately addresses...

Acid Rain

Acid Rain

National Film Board Of Canada NFB523697

Based on Sean O'Huigan's poem Acid Rain, this animated film painted in soft pastels unveils the...

Al Purdy:

Al Purdy: "A Sensitive Man"

National Film Board Of Canada NFB526783

This film profiling Canadian poet Al Purdy illuminates an artist who is seemingly artless. An...

Alden Nowlan: An Introduction

Alden Nowlan: An Introduction

National Film Board Of Canada NFB527147

Alden Nowlan survived rural poverty to become the winner of Canada's 1967 Governor General's Award...

Alias Will James

Alias Will James

National Film Board Of Canada NFB521700

From cattle rustler to ex-convict, and from novice writer to the toast of Hollywood, Will James...

All the Years of Her Life

All the Years of Her Life

National Film Board Of Canada NFB527525

A teenaged boy is caught pilfering from the store where he works, and his mother is put in the...

Aloud/Bagatelle

Aloud/Bagatelle

National Film Board Of Canada NFB520653

Canadian poet Earle Birney indulges his love of trains in this performance of his sound poem To...

Alphabet

Alphabet

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528663

An amusing and energetic romp through the letters of the alphabet, each letter with its own...

Ananse's Farm

Ananse's Farm

National Film Board Of Canada NFB520096

Ananse is a spider with a heart full of concern over the enmity existing between his friends...

Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You'll Have the Sky

Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You'll Have the Sky

PBS Video 041883

Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You'll Have The Sky brings one of the 20th century's best-loved writers out...

Atwood and Family

Atwood and Family

National Film Board Of Canada NFB520468

Canadian author Margaret Atwood has achieved distinction internationally as both a poet and a...

Autobiographical by A.M. Klein

Autobiographical by A.M. Klein

National Film Board Of Canada NFB520516

A poet's view of Montréal, as revealed in the rich imagery of his verse. From Klein's poetry this...

Baron Münchhausen in a Whale of a Tale: A German Legend

Baron Münchhausen in a Whale of a Tale: A German Legend

National Film Board Of Canada NFB523503

The Baron tells one of the tallest fish stories ever, and his version of the 'finger in the dyke'...

Behind the Masks

Behind the Masks

National Film Board Of Canada NFB527607

A fascinating look at the meaning behind some Indigenous masks from the North Pacific coast...

Bill Freeman - Shantymen of Cache Lake/First Spring on the Grand Banks

Bill Freeman - Shantymen of Cache Lake/First Spring on the Grand...

National Film Board Of Canada NFB521386

Bill Freeman introduces himself and tells of his interest in the world of work in 19th century...

Blackberry Subway Jam

Blackberry Subway Jam

National Film Board Of Canada NFB521227

This animated version of the popular children's story by Robert Munsch is about a young boy with a...

Breaking a Leg

Breaking a Leg

National Film Board Of Canada NFB527919

Director Robert Lepage has given us some of the most exciting Canadian theatre of the last decade...

Canada Vignettes: December Lights

Canada Vignettes: December Lights

National Film Board Of Canada NFB520333

Animated film of a traditional Franco-Manitoban Christmas tale.Click here for Full Credits

Canada Vignettes: Melvin Arbuckle, Famous Canadian

Canada Vignettes: Melvin Arbuckle, Famous Canadian

National Film Board Of Canada NFB522954

W.O. Mitchell recounts Newton's Law of Falling Backhouses, a story based on the youthful pranks of...

Canada Vignettes: Onions and Garlic: A Hebrew Fable

Canada Vignettes: Onions and Garlic: A Hebrew Fable

National Film Board Of Canada NFB526211

A captioned filmstrip of a Hebrew fable.Click here for Full Credits

Canada Vignettes: Riverdale Lion

Canada Vignettes: Riverdale Lion

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528171

An interpretation of the poem Riverdale Lion by John Robert Colombo.Click here for Full Credits

Canada Vignettes: The Novelist

Canada Vignettes: The Novelist

National Film Board Of Canada NFB525694

A vignette featuring Canadian novelist Margaret Laurence.Click here for Full Credits

Christie Harris - Mousewoman and Porcupine Hunter

Christie Harris - Mousewoman and Porcupine Hunter

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524575

Christie Harris introduces herself and talks about Indigenous West Coast culture that she...

Christmas Cracker

Christmas Cracker

National Film Board Of Canada NFB521096

A playful clown presents three segments on the theme of Christmas: paper cut-outs of two children...

Christmas Cracker

Christmas Cracker

National Film Board Of Canada NFB521096

A playful clown presents three segments on the theme of Christmas: paper cut-outs of two children...

Christopher Changes His Name

Christopher Changes His Name

National Film Board Of Canada NFB527770

Christopher hates his name - it's just too common! When Aunt Gail from Trinidad tells him a story...

Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room!

Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room!

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524324

Christopher is a terrific kid. He's cool, he's nice and he's smart. But he has one big problem.....

Come Again in Spring

Come Again in Spring

National Film Board Of Canada NFB541633

Old Hark is a creature of habit. He enjoys living in his weather-beaten house set down amidst the...

Cornet at Night

Cornet at Night

National Film Board Of Canada NFB525261

Based on a short story by Sinclair Ross, this film recalls rural life on the Prairies in the 1930s...

Darts in the Dark: An Introduction to W.O. Mitchell

Darts in the Dark: An Introduction to W.O. Mitchell

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528462

Playwright and novelist W.O. Mitchell is one of Canada's most popular personalities. In this film...

David Fennario's Banana Boots

David Fennario's Banana Boots

National Film Board Of Canada NFB522228

Acclaimed playwright David Fennario has always called Montreal's working-class Verdun and Point...

Dreams Come True: A Sheldon Cohen Retrospective

Dreams Come True: A Sheldon Cohen Retrospective

National Film Board Of Canada NFB533852

Author Roch Carrier hosts this documentary retrospective of the work of animation director Sheldon...

Each Man's Son

Each Man's Son

National Film Board Of Canada NFB521991

A story in which the doctor in a small Cape Breton coal-mining community solves an emotional...

Earle Birney: Portrait of a Poet

Earle Birney: Portrait of a Poet

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524014

Writer, scholar, activist, Earle Birney is revered as the grand old man of Canadian poetry. In this...

End Game in Paris

End Game in Paris

National Film Board Of Canada NFB526346

An adaptation of a segment of Ian Adams's novel End Game in Paris, this film concerns a man's...

Espolio

Espolio

National Film Board Of Canada NFB522971

A film based on a poem by Earle Birney and a painting by El Greco. The theme concerns the...

Eye Witness No. 68

Eye Witness No. 68

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524367

Birth of a Book: A look at the Canadian literary field showing authors who have made the grade,...

F.R. Scott: Rhyme and Reason

F.R. Scott: Rhyme and Reason

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524518

This absorbing documentary looks at the multi-faceted career of F.R. Scott, a truly remarkable...

Farley Mowat - Owls in the Family

Farley Mowat - Owls in the Family

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528764

Canadian author Farley Mowat talks about his boyhood in Saskatchewan and of the animals he had...

Fennario: His World On Stage

Fennario: His World On Stage

National Film Board Of Canada NFB527193

A portrait of the man and his work, Fennario: His World on Stage examines the politically charged...

Fires of Envy

Fires of Envy

National Film Board Of Canada NFB519888

A dramatization of Canadian author W.O. Mitchell's penetrating story about the racial prejudice...

First Novel

First Novel

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528169

A young man gives up a steady job to tackle the uncertain task of writing for a living. In telling...

Floating on the Waves

Floating on the Waves

National Film Board Of Canada NFB527441

This is the story of an old house that is resuscitated and starts a brand new career...

From Far Away

From Far Away

National Film Board Of Canada NFB522271

This touching story tells of Saoussan, a young girl struggling to adjust to a new world after being...

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