Science, Environment and Health

Documentaries can uncover the hidden secrets of the natural world and reveal the beauty of our surroundings. They can also explore the environmental issues and show the human dimensions of medical science.


23 Skidoo

23 Skidoo 1

Beyond the Naked Eye

Beyond the Naked Eye 1

A Day in the National Parks

A Day in the National Parks 1

The Dikes

The Dikes 1

Emergence of a Dragonfly

Emergence of a Dragonfly 1

Octopus Hunt

Octopus Hunt 1

Out of Silence

Out of Silence 1

Reflections on Suffering

Reflections on Suffering 1

Reflections on Suffering 2

Rural Health

Rural Health 1

The Winds of Fogo

The Winds of Fogo 1

The Winds of Fogo

1969, Director: Colin Low

      0 min 59 s


Questions 1. Many of the NFB films about Newfoundland of the 1950s and 1960s dealt with the economic and social situation of the province. This film portrays another side of the people and the province. How is it distinct from such films as Billy Crane Moves Away and Citizen Discussion? In particular, what does it show us about Newfoundland fishers that the other films do not?

2. How does the use of the son's narration influence our understanding of the father?

About This Film

Short Description

William Wells, fisherman, and his two sons journey to the gannet colony on the Funk Islands. There are close-up views of enormous flocks of seabirds swarming on the cliffs and in the sky.

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