(Canada’s influence in the world)
Sunday April 30, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm
The Jolifou Inn (1955, 10 minutes, NFB)
Depicting Canada as it was a hundred years ago, as seen through the paintings of artist and adventurer Cornelius Krieghoff, the changing seasons, the Quebec countryside, village life — all were an unending source of inspiration.
Canada Vignettes:Bluenose 1921 - 1946 (1979, 2 minutes, NFB)
A short history of the Bluenose schooner, a celebrated racing ship and hard-working fishing vessel that became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s.
Bethune (1964, 59 minutes, NFB)
A biography of Dr. Norman Bethune, the Canadian doctor who served with the loyalists during the Spanish Civil War and with the North Chinese Army during the Sino-Japanese War. In Spain he pioneered the world's first mobile blood-transfusion service; in China his work behind battle lines to save the wounded has made him a legendary figure.
Flash Williams (1978, 19 minutes, NFB)
Flash William Shewchuck is a one-man movie industry operating in the Canadian wilderness. Combining the roles of film producer, director, cameraman, actor, promoter, projectionist and ticket taker, Flash finances his company by working on road gangs in the Yukon, or in the oil fields and pulp mills between projects.
Notman’s World (1989, 29 minute, NFB)
A portrait of Canadian photographer William Notman who opened his first studio in Montreal in the late 1850s and within 5 years he was appointed Photographer to the Queen. This film is by Albert Kish, a distinguished producer and director of films for the NFB. Later in life, Albert and his wife moved to Cobourg.
O Canada (1997, 2 minutes, NFB)
A rousing rendition of our national anthem.