Saturday April 29, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Shipbuilder (1985, 6 minutes, NFB)
This film recreates the true story of Tom Sukanen, an eccentric Finnish immigrant who homesteaded in Saskatchewan in the 1920s and spent ten years building and moving overland a huge iron ship that was to carry him back to his native Finland.
Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island (2015, 52 minutes, McNabb & Connoly)
This award-winning film documents a bold architecture project on remote Fogo Island, Newfoundland that embraces the excitement of living on the edge in relation to nature and contemporary design.
Speak It! From The Heart of Black Nova Scotia (1992, 28 minutes, NFB)
In their predominantly white high school in Halifax, a group of black students face daily reminders of racism, yet they work to establish a Cultural Awareness Youth Group, a vehicle for building pride and self-esteem through educational and cultural programs.
Source (2011, 6 minutes, NFB)
Margie Gillis becomes the very embodiment of modern dance as she steps into the light, lifts her arms and unleashes her extraordinary mane into the air. Watch as high-speed cameras capture the delicate and savage joy of Canada's own Isadora Duncan.
The National Scream (1980, 27 minutes, NFB)
This satire uses animation and a pseudo-documentary style to depict Canada's search for a national identity. The National Scream explains, amongst other elements of Canadiana, how and why the beaver became the country's symbol.
O Canada: Glowing Hearts (1979, 2 minutes, NFB)
A rousing rendition of our national anthem.