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Old 09-15-2019, 10:00 PM
 
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Who likes films made by the National Film Board of Canada?
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:40 AM
 
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Who likes films made by the National Film Board of Canada?

I do. Only we don't call them government films, we call them NFB productions. They've produced a lot of interesting stuff and gotten thousands of awards so obviously a lot of other people like their productions too. I've always enjoyed them since I was a little girl.

Back in the 1950's and early 60's when I was in school the educational films the NFB produced for Canadian schools were always a highlight for us students in my schools, we all looked forward to them. Thursday afternoon the students would all go into the auditorium to watch an NFB documentary (or NFB something, they weren't always documentaries but we always learned something from them) and then the next Friday morning the students in various classes would present assigned homework about the film and discuss the film and its relevance to our respective courses and studies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation...oard_of_Canada

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Old 09-16-2019, 03:27 AM
 
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I guess those in America would view government films as evil liberal indoctrination devices whereas Canadas national film board just shows pleasant nature relevant to Canadians .
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:46 AM
 
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I guess those in America would view government films as evil liberal indoctrination devices whereas Canadas national film board just shows pleasant nature relevant to Canadians .
You know that was not implied in my query.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:56 AM
 
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I do. Only we don't call them government films, we call them NFB productions. They've produced a lot of interesting stuff and gotten thousands of awards so obviously a lot of other people like their productions too. I've always enjoyed them since I was a little girl.

Back in the 1950's and early 60's when I was in school the educational films the NFB produced for Canadian schools were always a highlight for us students in my schools, we all looked forward to them. Thursday afternoon the students would all go into the auditorium to watch an NFB documentary (or NFB something, they weren't always documentaries but we always learned something from them) and then the next Friday morning the students in various classes would present assigned homework about the film and discuss the film and its relevance to our respective courses and studies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation...oard_of_Canada

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I was a student in Toronto in the 80s and Jr/high and highschool in the 90s. Especially in the 80s, most of them were from the 70s. I still have warm, pleasant memories of the room lights being turned down, the film projector brought in, the vivid analog sound track. Really great production and memories. I definitely would love to experience that again, in a classroom, with the projector.
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:17 PM
 
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You know that was not implied in my query.
Guess i've been spending too much time in cds political forum
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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While American kids learned about "duck and cover" and the horrors of Communism, the Canadian ones were learning about the noble common loon.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:00 PM
 
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While American kids learned about "duck and cover" and the horrors of Communism, the Canadian ones were learning about the noble common loon.

And about Canadian cultures. Don't forget all the morale boosting cultural stuff, which admittedly may have been a type of post-war propaganda in its own right but it served a good purpose. It was still all good stuff that offered all viewers a lot of insight and understanding about other Canadian provinces/territories, their communities and industries, and the arts and culture that was going on in various places across the nation.

I loved learning about the noble common loon and about Canada's vast parks and geography.


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Old 09-17-2019, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Have you beard the story about Ti-Jean?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LM_a3gLvrc8
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Here’s a surreal short from the early 1950s.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e_aSowDUUaY
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