At the invisible crossroads of faith, land and identity, the Métis photographer Tyler Hagan explores the land and the indigenous people who live near the white chapel, St. Ann's church, on the Similkameen reserve. He confronts the burning conflicts between the Catholic church and the First Nations people, examining the role of religion and spirituality in forming identity.
The viewer can surf among the photos shot in this nature setting while listening to the comments made by the author and some of the protagonists. [hj-eb]
Interactive narrative, 2013
BLABLA is an interactive narrative that explores the principles of human communication in six chapters. The author's intention is to "create moods and generate emotions", and the narrative depends on the participation of the viewer to succeed. [eb-hj]
NFB SPACE SCHOOL
Media-supported learning, 2013
Young people between the ages of 11 and 15 can relive the historic mission of Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space and to command the International Space Station, and marvel at the wonders of space exploration and space sciences.
This interactive learning experience consists of videos and quizzes centred around the Canadian space mission to the ISS. New modules will cover such subjects as robotics, geology and astronomy. A section for educators is also provided.
As of September 2013 the streaming service CAMPUS will provide a guide for teachers. [hj-eb]
HERE AT HOME
Can chronic homelessness be stopped? Canada's Mental Health Commission launched a forward-thinking pilot programme in five cities to help homeless people who suffer from mental problems. With 42 short documentaries (shot by five directors until the summer of 2013), data and a dynamic blog, Here at Home is a window on an avant-garde experiment that could change your way of thinking. [eb-hj]
True story of a female grizzly, monitored for ten years. Leanne Allison, co-author of the webdoc, sifted through thousands of pictures which reveal the hidden life of the forest - along the uncertain line dividing the wired and the wild world.
THIS LAND / TERRE DE FROID
In March 2007, documentary filmmaker Dianne Whelan joined a Canadian military expedition to raise a flag on the northernmost tip of Canada. More than 2,000 km of the harshest terrain on the planet, by snowmobile, in 16 days.
BAR CODE / CODE BARRE
Launched in October 2011, Barcode.tv is an interactive web documentary about our relationship to objects. Objects are mirrors of who we are. Through the project’s website and iPhone app, explore the secret world of day-to-day items by watching the short films triggered by their bar codes and by sharing your own stories about the objects in your life.This project is the NFB's first international co-production with ARTE.
AUTOUR DE SAINT-TITE
The Saint-Tite western festival: 5 country stories to initiate a series about the country souol of Canada.
Following the waterway from Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean, the film tells the epic story of the Great Lakes: the changes that have taken place in the ecosystems and the lives of 35 million people whose survival depends on them.