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


1982, Director: Jonny Silver

      0 min 56 s


Questions 1. How does Nobuo Kubota challenge traditional ideas about art with his use of materials and his concept of music?

2. What role does documentary filmmaking play in preserving performance art like this? Is it important to film works that cannot be repeated "live" again?

About This Film

Short Description

Architect, sculptor and musician Nobuo Kubota creates a sound and visual montage from within a structure filled with musical instruments and sound-making devices made from ordinary objects and toys.

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