Commissioner's Message

Tom Perlmutter

With this box set tribute to the 400th anniversary of Québec City, the National Film Board, in cooperation with Canadian Heritage, invites all Canadians to celebrate their rich cultural legacy by rediscovering the history of Québec City, the cradle of French civilization in North America.

At a time when kids have access to such an abundance of information and entertainment, it’s hard to get them interested in history. However, with its unique technological, creative and innovative resources, the NFB has brought together a remarkable selection of historical films that are sure to grab their attention. The anniversary of Québec City is an ideal opportunity to present our history and encourage youngsters to take a fresh look at the past.
The NFB is proud to accompany teachers and students on this fascinating journey to the heart of our history.

Tom Perlmutter
Government Film Commissioner
and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada