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
1961, Director: David Bennett
1 min 12 s
2. This is a very carefully made documentary. Try to identify the individual shots. What is the camera doing in each one, and what does each contribute to the 'story' the excerpt tells?
3. The film is about a band. What does the music contribute to the excerpt?
The West Vancouver Boys' Band (there are girls in it, too), prizewinners at band festivals in Canada and Europe, rehearse for a local gala.