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 Post subject: NFB Films on Line
PostPosted: January 21st, 2009, 4:35 pm 
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I think this is just new but the National Film Board is streaming 700 of their films on line. Included right now is Waterwalk (Feature #2) as well as several other Mason films including his Wolf Series, In Search of the Bowhead Whale and Blake.

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PostPosted: January 21st, 2009, 5:06 pm 
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One of their films is a delightful short about Group of Seven painter AY Jackson. It shows him getting into his canoe at Willisville ON and paddling and portaging to Grace Lake in what is now Killarney PP.
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http://www.nfb.ca/film/canadian_landscape/

This was a very early colour film. 1942
Canadian Landscape
filmed in October 1941

More about the painters in the park at
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PostPosted: January 21st, 2009, 6:26 pm 
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What a neat stash of goodies. I just re-discovered the old Log Driver's Waltz!
http://www.nfb.ca/film/log_drivers_waltz/


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PostPosted: January 21st, 2009, 7:36 pm 
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Hmmm... Richard Condie's The Big Snit is on there!


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PostPosted: January 21st, 2009, 7:41 pm 
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Look for Across the Ungava. Wow!

1949 Canoe trip across the Ungava by canoe. Wow!

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PostPosted: January 21st, 2009, 8:45 pm 
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Wow ... something I have been wishing for for some time. Thanks for mentioning the link. Here's several that jumped out (and the link to the Ungava Film). Site is a little slow, but that's probably a factor of story breaking today, and pressure on the server.

Across Arctic Ungava (Douglas Wilkinson, 1949)
Being Caribou (Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison)
The Barrens Quest (familiar scenery)
César's Bark Canoe (Bernard Gosselin, 1971)


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PostPosted: January 24th, 2009, 10:40 pm 
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I love the NFB! Great movies I usually have to get from the library - now in the comfort of my home . . . almost.

I have a very slow connection, so they won't stream for me. Does anyone know how I can download them (at a friend's house, then watch them later offline)?

Thanks!


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http://www.nfb.ca/film/Nahanni

This one is one of my all time favourites, not canoes but still....

I saw it first at the CNE when I was 8, I really wanted to be Albert Faille, still do I guess!

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Quote:
http://www.nfb.ca/film/Nahanni

This one is one of my all time favourites, not canoes but still....

I saw it first at the CNE when I was 8, I really wanted to be Albert Faille, still do I guess!
http://www.nfb.ca/film/Nahanni



Hey, I watched this one at the visitor centre before my Nahanni trip this year.... :D

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PostPosted: February 9th, 2009, 8:25 am 
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I watched Barrens Quest, Being Caribou and Cry of the Wild this weekend.

Amazing film. I did not know Bill Mason was such a prolific winter camper.

Barrens Quest was sad to watch knowing that all the effort to protect the Barrens was for not. The mine went ahead anyways.

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PostPosted: February 19th, 2009, 11:58 am 
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Speaking of winter camping, here's a copy of a post I made to wintertrekking.com:

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Thanks to someone on this forum or on Canadian Canoe Routes, I recently heard about the National Film Board documentary "Cree Hunters of Mistassini." It can be viewed online at the NFB website:

http://www.nfb.ca/film/cree_hunters/

It's part of a collection of films called "Winter Across Canada":

http://www.onf.ca/selection/winter-across-canada/

Another film that portrays traditional winter outdoor skills is "Caribou Hunters," made in 1951:

http://www3.nfb.ca/enclasse/doclens/vis ... ge=english

Part of the "Aboriginal Perspectives" collection, it's listed under the heading of Cinema and Representation, probably because it features a fictional Indian narrator (played, I believe, by John Drainie), and sounds silly and patronizing by modern standards. But it still contains nice footage of traditional winter camping and travel by wooden toboggan hauled by dog team.

In the same collection (and presented in a similar vein) is "How to build an Igloo":

http://www3.nfb.ca/enclasse/doclens/vis ... rpt=612223


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PostPosted: February 19th, 2009, 12:52 pm 
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Man, re-watching some of these was like being back in grade 6 Social studies...all that was missing was the clickclickclick of the projector.

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all that was missing was the clickclickclick of the projector.


http://www.soundarchiv.com/Geraeusche/D ... mprojektor

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PostPosted: February 19th, 2009, 9:00 pm 
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OK, a question from the digitally challenged. How can you get these to run on the TV rather than the computer?

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