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NFB - Aboriginal Peoples

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Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki Nation, is one of Canada's most distinguished documentary filmmakers.

Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny

Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny

What's so funny about white people, otherwise known as Qallunaat to the Inuit? This docucomedy is collaboration between filmmaker Mark Sandiford and Inuit writer and satirist, Zebedee Nungak.

Wapos Bay

Wapos Bay

The kids of Wapos Bay love adventure. And their playground is a vast area that's been home to their Cree ancestors for millennia: northern Saskatchewan.

Waban-Aki

Waban-Aki

Alanis Obomsawin's illustrious career comes full circle with Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises. Having dedicated nearly four decades to chronicling the lives of Canada's First Nations, she returns to the village where she was raised to craft a lyric account of her own people.

Aboriginal Perspectives

Aboriginal Perspectives

This project aims to help people to become more familiar with Aboriginal film, and to pay tribute to its filmmakers, but most of all, we wanted to give a voice to Canada’s native peoples.

Aboriginal Architecture Living Architecture

Aboriginal Architecture Living Architecture

Featuring expert commentary and stunning imagery, Aboriginal Architecture Living Architecture provides a virtual tour of seven Aboriginal communities revealing how each is actively reinterpreting and adapting traditional forms for contemporary purposes. Directed by Paul M. Rickard.

My village in Nunavik

My village in Nunavik

An unsentimental film by a young Inuk who is open to the outside world but clearly loves his village. Directed by Bobby Kenuajuak.

If the Weather Permits

In the vastness of the North, on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, lies the village of Kangirsujuaq, in Nunavik. A talented filmmaker has turned her gaze, her camera, upon this breathtaking land. Directed by Elisapie Isaac.

In Celebration of Nunavut

The most comprehensive collection of films ever produced on Canada's Arctic - to honour the new territory of Nunavut. We chose over 100 films on the North made between 1942 and 1996, and organized them by theme into 60 videos.

The Gift of Diabetes

Director O. Brion Whitford's journey is a moving account of a man coming to grips with diabetes, while trying to re-establish balance in his life.

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