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Poet: Irving Layton Observed

Poet: Irving Layton Observed

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524613

Canadian poet Irving Layton has always masked himself in controversy. Here, in front of the camera,...

Poets on Film No. 1

Poets on Film No. 1

National Film Board Of Canada NFB520329

Animated interpretations of the poems Riverdale Lion by John Robert Colombo, A Kite Is a Victim by...

Poets on Film No. 2

Poets on Film No. 2

National Film Board Of Canada NFB525912

Animated interpretations of the poems From the Hazel Bough by Earle Birney, Travellers Palm by P.K...

Poets on Film No. 3

Poets on Film No. 3

National Film Board Of Canada NFB527944

Animated interpretations of the poems Perishing Bird by D.G. Jones, and Mon École by Sylvain...

Princes in Exile

Princes in Exile

National Film Board Of Canada NFB521933

Based on the novel by Mark Schreiber, this dramatic feature follows the poignant, often humorous...

Raven's Feather Dance - A Creation Legend

Raven's Feather Dance - A Creation Legend

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524153

When humankind is wiped out by a cosmic disaster, Raven sets out to right this wrong by finding out...

Reading Alistair MacLeod

Reading Alistair MacLeod

National Film Board Of Canada NFB536293

Alistair MacLeod has been hailed internationally as a master of the short story, and his novel No...

Red Shoes

Red Shoes

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528497

A story of the indomitable hope of children amidst the chaos and cruelty of adult life. A drama...

Roch Carrier - Storyteller Supreme

Roch Carrier - Storyteller Supreme

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524864

This profile of Québec author Roch Carrier follows him from a lively English classroom to his...

Roses Sing on New Snow

Roses Sing on New Snow

National Film Board Of Canada NFB522801

Maylin cooks mouth-watering meals at her father's restaurant in Chinatown, but her father and...

Salmon People

Salmon People

National Film Board Of Canada NFB521626

The legendary relationship between the West Coast Indians and the salmon, once their staple food,...

Sea and Stars

Sea and Stars

National Film Board Of Canada NFB522688

An ordinary fisherman lives on a small island off the coast. He fishes year-round in his small boat...

Sequence and Story

Sequence and Story

National Film Board Of Canada NFB527382

In this film a group of children manipulates reality using a series of photographs of their own...

Shakespeare Uncovered Series 3

Shakespeare Uncovered Series 3

PBS Video 041923

This ambitious series brings six new hosts to the Bard's greatest plays, as they seamlessly weave...

Sigwan

Sigwan

National Film Board Of Canada NFB534610

Sigwan tells the touching story of a young girl who is comforted and counselled by the animals of...

Snow Cat

Snow Cat

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524570

Elsie, who lives in a secluded house in the Far North, desperately wishes for a pet to keep her...

Song of Eskasoni

Song of Eskasoni

National Film Board Of Canada NFB522544

Eskasoni is the home of celebrated Mi’kmaq poet Rita Joe. This Cape Breton village is enjoying a...

Still Waters: The Poetry of P.K. Page

Still Waters: The Poetry of P.K. Page

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524910

Still Waters: The Poetry of P.K. Page encapsulates the varied life of a Canadian woman who has...

Stormy Night

Stormy Night

National Film Board Of Canada NFB522847

As a storm threatens one night, a little girl wonders aloud about the world, about herself. In...

Stowaway

Stowaway

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524268

On a cold and dreary Christmas Eve, in a gloomy fogbound seaport, docks a tired old freighter. Deep...

Summer Legend

Summer Legend

National Film Board Of Canada NFB526683

Silas Rand and Charles Leland first wrote down the legends of the great spirit Glooscap before the...

Syrinx

Syrinx

National Film Board Of Canada NFB527572

Ce film raconte l'histoire de Syrinx, nymphe d'Arcadie, qui se jeta dans le Ladon pour échapper à...

Tales of Sand and Snow

Tales of Sand and Snow

National Film Board Of Canada NFB534463

Having recently immigrated to Montreal, Burkinabe director Hyacinthe Combary explores his roots in...

Talking Translation: Sheila Fischman Roch Carrier

Talking Translation: Sheila Fischman Roch Carrier

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528348

Literary translation opens doorways to the literature of the world. This video focuses on...

Ten Million Books: An Introduction to Farley Mowat

Ten Million Books: An Introduction to Farley Mowat

National Film Board Of Canada NFB523050

In Search of Farley Mowat presents a revealing portrait of a little understood Canadian celebrity...

The Author of These Words: Harold Horwood

The Author of These Words: Harold Horwood

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528257

Newfoundland writer Harold Horwood has been called many things, but his own opinion of himself is...

The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones

The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones

National Film Board Of Canada NFB520198

Based on the Stephen Leacock short story, this amusing film, animated and set to toe-tapping...

The Bear and the Mouse

The Bear and the Mouse

National Film Board Of Canada NFB522828

A variation on a fable by Aesop in which a mouse aids the escape of a bear in return for past...

The Bear and the Mouse

The Bear and the Mouse

National Film Board Of Canada NFB522828

A variation on a fable by Aesop in which a mouse aids the escape of a bear in return for past...

The Cap

The Cap

National Film Board Of Canada NFB526122

During autograph day at a Montréal Expos baseball game, young Steve meets his idol who,...

The Chinese Violin

The Chinese Violin

National Film Board Of Canada NFB525937

A young girl and her father leave everything familiar behind when they move to Canada from China...

The Cremation of Sam McGee

The Cremation of Sam McGee

National Film Board Of Canada NFB525576

Every child's favourite adventure story comes to life in a lavishly illustrated poem by Robert W...

The Dingles

The Dingles

National Film Board Of Canada NFB521781

Created by award-winning animator/director Les Drew, this magical animation film is bound to win...

The English Alphabet

The English Alphabet

National Film Board Of Canada NFB537607

A is for apple, that grows on a tree. How many apples do you see? One apple, two apples, three...

The Fairy Faith

The Fairy Faith

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524351

A fairy couple tries to steal a man's shadow. Another takes a man's wife. And yet another, claims...

The Family That Dwelt Apart

The Family That Dwelt Apart

National Film Board Of Canada NFB522683

Cartoon animation of a story by E.B. White, first published in the New Yorker magazine. This is a...

The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis and MacDonald

The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis and MacDonald

Refuge 31 Films R31001

This feature documentary examines the profound impact that fantasy pioneers C.S. Lewis, J.R.R...

The Fox and the Tiger: A Chinese Parable

The Fox and the Tiger: A Chinese Parable

National Film Board Of Canada NFB520825

In this parable, a hungry fox hunts for his dinner one night in the jungle. Nearby is a tiger who...

The Friends of Kwan Ming

The Friends of Kwan Ming

National Film Board Of Canada NFB524723

Kwan Ming makes three friends on his journey from China to the New World. Once the men arrive, they...

The Frozen Goose

The Frozen Goose

MLH Productions MLH000

Based on the short story, The Frozen Goose from award-winning Canadian author, artist and...

The Great Toy Robbery, Hold-up au Far West

The Great Toy Robbery, Hold-up au Far West

National Film Board Of Canada NFB520398

A cartoon starring the world's most-wanted good guy, Santa Claus. As in all Westerns, good wins...

The Huntsman

The Huntsman

National Film Board Of Canada NFB523548

A film adaptation of a short story by Toronto writer David Lewis Stein about a ten-year-old boy who...

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Jim Ormond JO0000

First written in 1820 as part of author Washington Irving's The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon,...

The Legend of the Flying Canoe (La Chasse-galerie)

The Legend of the Flying Canoe (La Chasse-galerie)

National Film Board Of Canada NFB525255

The time: New Year's Eve, late 1800s. The place: Gatineau Valley, Quebec. A group of loggers,...

The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528572

This film is a visual adaptation of the famous Aesop fable The Lion and the Mouse. Delightfully...

The Long Enchantment

The Long Enchantment

National Film Board Of Canada NFB528640

A little girl espies a wondrous pony under her window one charmed moonlit night. Is it all a dream?...

The Magic of Anansi

The Magic of Anansi

National Film Board Of Canada NFB519855

Anansi the spider is tired of being looked down on by all the jungle animals--just because his webs...

The Man and the Giant: An Eskimo Legend

The Man and the Giant: An Eskimo Legend

National Film Board Of Canada NFB526304

A hunter is pursued, bound up and carried to a cave in this legend of a river and of how fog came...

The Man Who Stole Dreams

The Man Who Stole Dreams

National Film Board Of Canada NFB526486

This enchanting and magical animation film, an ode to our dreams during the night, celebrates the...

The Man Who Waited

The Man Who Waited

National Film Board Of Canada NFB536015

For his entire life, a man has waited outside a closed door. What lies behind? The truth he seeks...

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