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War Hospital
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directed by Damien Lewis, fl. 1997 and David Christensen, fl. 2001-2012; produced by Takahiro Hamano, fl. 1992-2014 and Bonnie Thompson, NHK International Inc. and National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2005), 1 hour 29 mins
Shot in cinema verite, War Hospital intensely immerses the viewer in the sights and sounds of the world's largest field hospital. Over the past eighteen years the International Committee of the Red Cross has cared for victims of the civil war in Sudan - the longest-running conflict in Africa - near the Sudanese bo...
directed by Damien Lewis, fl. 1997 and David Christensen, fl. 2001-2012; produced by Takahiro Hamano, fl. 1992-2014 and Bonnie Thompson, NHK International Inc. and National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2005), 1 hour 29 mins
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Bearing Witness: Robert Coley-Donohue
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directed by Dan Curtis; produced by Adam Symansky, fl. 1977-2010 and Pierre Lapointe, fl. 1989-2008, National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 2003), 1 hour 31 mins
This feature documentary is a portrait of Robert Coley-Donohue a man living with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal degenerative neuro-muscular disease that strikes two in 100,000 people. The film follows Robert over the last 3 years of his life. His experience is arduous, but also filled with hope and healing....
directed by Dan Curtis; produced by Adam Symansky, fl. 1977-2010 and Pierre Lapointe, fl. 1989-2008, National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 2003), 1 hour 31 mins
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Mr. Nobody
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directed by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995; produced by Silva Basmajian, fl. 1981-2015, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1987), 36 mins
This short documentary tells the story of Jack Huggins, a 65-year-old man who was removed from his home and certified incompetent when he failed to comply with a Health Department order to clean up his living quarters. Jack felt that he was being treated "like Mr. Nobody. Just Mr. Nobody out on the street." Do men...
directed by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995; produced by Silva Basmajian, fl. 1981-2015, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1987), 36 mins
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My Healing Journey: Seven Years with Cancer
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directed by Joseph Viszmeg; produced by Jerry Krepakevich, fl. 1968-2012, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1999), 45 mins
In 1991, Edmonton filmmaker Joe Viszmeg was diagnosed with a rare form of adrenal cancer and told he would not live through the year. Four years later, Viszmeg completed the eloquent film In My Own Time - Diary of a Cancer Patient. In the subsequent three years, Viszmeg continued his courageous filmmaking. This ne...
directed by Joseph Viszmeg; produced by Jerry Krepakevich, fl. 1968-2012, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1999), 45 mins
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The Quest
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directed by Stanley Jackson; produced by National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 1958), 36 mins
This short film is a re-enactment of the critical year in Dr. Frederick Banting's life when he discovered insulin for the treatment of diabetes at the University of Toronto. It depicts the odds against which he and his assistant, Charles Best, worked; the scepticism of other doctors and the final victory that gave...
directed by Stanley Jackson; produced by National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 1958), 36 mins
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A Drop in the Ocean
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written by National Film Board of Canada; directed by Lise, fl. 1997-2001; produced by Yves Bisaillon, fl. 1994-2011, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2002), 49 mins
When Doctors without Borders, the humanitarian medical aid agency, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, Dr. Claudette Picard was in Liberia. Her first mission with the agency had begun in this small country of West Africa six years before. In the meantime, she had practiced medicine in other wartorn countries such a...
written by National Film Board of Canada; directed by Lise, fl. 1997-2001; produced by Yves Bisaillon, fl. 1994-2011, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2002), 49 mins
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A House Divided: Caregiver Stress and Elder Abuse
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directed by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995; produced by Silva Basmajian, fl. 1981-2015, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1988), 35 mins
Through 4 moving portraits, this short documentary sheds light on the tragedy of caregiver stress and elder abuse. The abuse takes many forms, ranging from wilful neglect and financial exploitation to physical assault. The film portrays the emotional complexity of family relationships that can lead to abuse of the...
directed by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995; produced by Silva Basmajian, fl. 1981-2015, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1988), 35 mins
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Let Me Die
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directed by Lina B. Moreco; produced by Nicole Lamothe, National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 2001), 52 mins
Dying is something we normally avoid thinking about. But when living comes to mean wasting away, losing all autonomy, seeing one's very identity eroded, death may be a welcome deliverance. What options does society permit? Living wills, heroic medical intervention, passive euthanasia--are these choices enough for...
directed by Lina B. Moreco; produced by Nicole Lamothe, National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 2001), 52 mins
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At the Beach
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directed by Jeremy Allen; produced by National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 2015), 6 mins
Their bodies will forever bear the marks of their suffering. But thanks to an outing organized by the Association des grands brûlés, these burn victims get to enjoy a family day at the beach. Enduring the curious stares of strangers isn’t easy, but the desire to lead a full life, especially on such a beautiful...
directed by Jeremy Allen; produced by National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 2015), 6 mins
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Bitter Medicine, Part One: The Birth of Medicare
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directed by Tom Shandel, fl. 1972-2003; produced by Tom Shandel, fl. 1972-2003 and George Johnson, fl. 1975-2009, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1983), 27 mins
Part one of a two-part documentary examining Canada's national health insurance system from its conception on the Canadian Prairies in the early part of the century to its present state of crisis. This first part traces the events leading to July 2, 1962, the day on which Medicare was launched in Saskatchewan. The...
directed by Tom Shandel, fl. 1972-2003; produced by Tom Shandel, fl. 1972-2003 and George Johnson, fl. 1975-2009, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1983), 27 mins
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