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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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Blood Manifesto
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2014), 2 mins
A disturbing personal meditation on the shedding blood for one's ideals.
(National Film Board of Canada, 2014), 2 mins
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Death of a Skyline
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2003), 42 mins

A bulldozer tears into the side of a wooden grain elevator. The magnificent prairie landmark crumples to the ground. Once, more than 5,000 Alberta grain elevators graced the skyline. Today they're being razed to make way for modern concrete structures.

Are these "prairie cathedrals" being destroyed due to obsolesc...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2003), 42 mins
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In Pursuit of Peace
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins
In Pursuit of Peace makes the case for unarmed civilian peacemaking and mediation as a response to violent international conflict. We follow four Canadian peacemakers as they take us inside the drama of their work in some of the world's hottest conflict zones: land disputes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
(National Film Board of Canada, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins
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No Fish Where to Go
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2014), 13 mins
Our planet--inhabited by people with different languages and customs. A friendship unites two little girls from opposing clans in a village where tensions are mounting. The Red Shoes have taken control of one side of the main street, and they don't much care for the inhabitants on the other side. One morning, the...
(National Film Board of Canada, 2014), 13 mins
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Shipbreakers
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2005), 1 hour 13 mins
As visually mesmerizing as it is compelling, Shipbreakers takes the viewer into the heart of Alang, India, a vibrant shantytown where 40,000 people live and work in the most primitive conditions. Since the early '80s, the rusting hulks of thousands of the world's largest ships have been driven onto the remote beac...
(National Film Board of Canada, 2005), 1 hour 13 mins
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Spudwrench
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(National Film Board of Canada, 1998), 58 mins
Meet Randy Horne, high steel worker from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, near Montreal. As a defender of his people's culture and traditions, he was known as "Spudwrench" during the 1990 Oka crisis. Horne was behind the barricades, resisting the efforts of the municipality of Oka to expand a golf course onto sa...
(National Film Board of Canada, 1998), 58 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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