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China 2000 BC - Unearthing the Truth Behind a Myth: The Xia Dynasty
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2013), 45 mins

The nation of China is more than 4000 years old, and recent discoveries are shedding new light on its origins. In our common knowledge China's earliest dynasty that was proven to exist was the Shang that was founded in about 1600 B.C. However, joint research by Chinese and Japanese archeologists is uncovering evid...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2013), 45 mins
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Drux Flux
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2008), 5 mins

Partly figurative, partly abstract, Drux Flux is an animation film of fast-flowing images showing modern people crushed by industry. Inspired by One-Dimensional Man by the philosopher Herbert Marcuse, the filmmaker deconstructs industrial scenes and their terrifying geometry to show the inhumanity of progress. A f...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2008), 5 mins
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Fight
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(National Film Board of Canada), 45 mins

If you had to summarize Randy Baleski's philosophy, you could probably do it in three words: Boxing saves kids.

A Winnipeg high school teacher and former boxer, Baleski has a unique approach to helping students at risk of not graduating: get them in the ring. FIGHT profiles two of these young men: Rene Catcheway a...

(National Film Board of Canada), 45 mins
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Fighting Their Fears: Child and Youth Anxiety
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2004), 57 mins

Anxiety motivates us to get things done, but for some people, anxiety is not a driver. For many children, anxiety disrupts everyday life, interfering with their ability to make friends or go to school. Through interviews with experts and three young people, this compelling documentary outlines the causes, symptoms...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2004), 57 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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Hi-Ho Mistahey!
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directed by Alanis Obomsawin, 1932-; produced by Alanis Obomsawin, 1932-, National Film Board of Canada (National Film Board of Canada, 2013), 1 hour 40 mins

Fourteen-year-old Shannen Koostachin launched a campaign to build a suitable school for the children of the Cree community of Attawapiskat in 2008. Two years later, tragedy struck when Shannen was killed in a car accident. Her campaign became a national movement, bringing people from all walks of life together to...

directed by Alanis Obomsawin, 1932-; produced by Alanis Obomsawin, 1932-, National Film Board of Canada (National Film Board of Canada, 2013), 1 hour 40 mins
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Honour of the Crown
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2001), 48 mins

François Paulette has devoted more than 25 years of his life to resolving a battle that is more than a century old. Senior negotiator for the Smith's Landing First Nation, Paulette is determined to see the Canadian government honor promises made to the Thebatthi (Chipewyan) people in an 1899 treaty.

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(National Film Board of Canada, 2001), 48 mins
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Little Big Girls
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2014), 52 mins

The documentary Little Big Girls by director Hélène Choquette sheds light on the phenomenon of early-onset puberty. Today, it isn't unusual to see the earliest signs of puberty in girls younger than the age of 9, though this was not the case a few decades ago. The result, inevitably, is a disconnect between the...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2014), 52 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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