Arts, Culture and Recreation

Many NFB documentaries celebrate the vision and innovation of Canadian artists. Others demonstrate how our pastimes reflect our cultural values.


Boy Meets Band

Boy Meets Band 1

Canadian Landscape

Canadian Landscape 1


Earthware 1


Kubota 1

Pen Point Percussion

Pen Point Percussion 1

Snow Dream

Snow Dream 1

Snow Dream 2

Snow Dream

1983, Director: Claude Grenier

      1 min 25 s


Questions 1. "Art is a combination of inspiration and skill." How does the excerpt demonstrate this?

2. Examine how both the artwork and the film treatment combine the folkloric and traditional with the modern.

3. Compare this film with others in the theme (like Kubota and Earthware) to show how artists transform the simplest, most basic materials into works of art.

About This Film

Short Description

Near the edge of a vast frozen lake, Manitoba artist Réal Bérard and two friends slowly transform an immense block of snow into a beautiful snow sculpture.

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