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Encounter with Saul Alinsky, Encounter with Saul Alinsky - Part 1: CYC Toronto
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directed by Peter Pearson; produced by John Kemeny, 1925-2012 and Barrie Howells, National Film Board of Canada, in Encounter with Saul Alinsky (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 1967), 28 mins
This documentary short by Peter Pearson captures a lively confrontation between the American community organizer and writer Saul Alinsky, and members of the Company of Young Canadians (CYC). Among other topics, the parties argue and disagree about the means and costs of securing social change.
directed by Peter Pearson; produced by John Kemeny, 1925-2012 and Barrie Howells, National Film Board of Canada, in Encounter with Saul Alinsky (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 1967), 28 mins
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Fort McMoney: Vote Jim Rogers!
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2014), 52 mins

After the critically-acclaimed documentary game Fort McMoney went online to a global audience, "Fort McMoney: The Film" Vote for Jim Rogers! returns with an immersive journey into Fort McMurray, Alberta, the world's third largest oil reserve and war chest of Canada. For three years, an obsession recurs in the dire...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2014), 52 mins
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Gene Boy Came Home
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2007), 25 mins

Eugene "Gene Boy" (pronounced Genie Boy) Benedict was raised by his Great Uncle and Aunt on the Odanak Indian Reserve an hour and a half east of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He left home at age 15 to work in construction in New York State. At 17, adrift and beginning to lose his way, he accepted a dare and enlisted i...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2007), 25 mins
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Our Nationhood
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2003), 1 hour 37 mins

In Our Nationhood, Aboriginal filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands. Our Nationhood provides a contemporary perspective on the Mi'gmaq people's ongoing struggle and ultimate s...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2003), 1 hour 37 mins
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Silence Is Gold
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2012), 1 hour 18 mins

What are the limits to freedom of speech? Can we put a price on our spoken and written words?

Following the 2008 release of the book Noir Canada, author Alain Deneault, his co-writers and his publisher, Éditions Écosociété, grappled with these questions -- at great personal expense -- after being sued for defa...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2012), 1 hour 18 mins
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Encounter with Saul Alinsky, Encounter with Saul Alinsky - Part 2: Rama Indian Reserve
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directed by Peter Pearson; produced by John Kemeny, 1925-2012 and Barrie Howells, National Film Board of Canada, in Encounter with Saul Alinsky (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 1967), 32 mins
In this short film by Peter Pearson, young Indians test their inherently tolerant philosophy against the more pragmatic ideas of Saul Alinsky. The Indians argue for a revision of the hundred-year-old Indian Act by peaceful persuasion. Alinsky advocates a more direct development of power to bring about the changes...
directed by Peter Pearson; produced by John Kemeny, 1925-2012 and Barrie Howells, National Film Board of Canada, in Encounter with Saul Alinsky (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 1967), 32 mins
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A Place Between: The Story of an Adoption
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2007), 1 hour 14 mins

This is a dramatic story of the reconciliation between biological and adoptive families. But much more than that, it is the journey of a cross-cultural adoptee who struggles to find balance between his families' different ethnicities and traditions and to discover how and where he fits into each world.

Following t...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2007), 1 hour 14 mins
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Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada, Part 4, In Bed with an Elephant
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in Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada, Part 4 (National Film Board of Canada, 1986), 1 hour

Using archival film footage, this hour-long documentary provides a gripping retrospective of United States-Canada relationships as personified by successive presidents and prime ministers. It becomes quite clear that our prime ministers, from John A. Macdonald down, have started their tenures on a sort of first-th...

in Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada, Part 4 (National Film Board of Canada, 1986), 1 hour
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Through These Eyes
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written by Charles Laird, fl. 2003; directed by Charles Laird, fl. 2003; produced by Bonnie Thompson, National Film Board of Canada (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 55 mins
At the onset of the space race in the 1960s, the U.S. government feared its educational system was slipping behind the Soviet Union's. A controversial science initiative grew out of its response, Man: A Course of Study, a program with the ambitious goal of teaching American children what it was to be human.
written by Charles Laird, fl. 2003; directed by Charles Laird, fl. 2003; produced by Bonnie Thompson, National Film Board of Canada (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 55 mins
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645 Wellington
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directed by Kaveh Nabatian, fl. 2000; produced by Germaine Wong, fl. 1989-2009, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2002), 54 mins
A stone's throw from downtown Montreal, quirky artists, blue-collar workers and unconventional families are being forced to leave their old neighbourhood as high-tech firms move in. Like in so many other cities, the tech companies arrive with the promise of a rosy future--but it's one built on demolitions, evictio...
directed by Kaveh Nabatian, fl. 2000; produced by Germaine Wong, fl. 1989-2009, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2002), 54 mins
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