Two lonely souls have a chance encounter. Can they help one another?
A family travels back to the Bayline for a 3 day long camping trip. The Bayline was a short term for the Hudson Bay Railway between The Pas and Churchill in Manitoba. George and Maria Neepin take their daughters to the spot where George grew up and give a glimpse into their childhood living along the tracks.
Janet Edmonds was an actor, writer, and artist from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. She continued working, creating, and expressing herself until the very end of her battle with cancer. Janet exuded love and life constantly; many were comforted by her humour, her openness, and her honest expression of what she was going through. This is a short film about Janet and her remarkable spirit.
Hand-drawn charcoal drawings movingly depict the loneliness and bewilderment of a child seeking safety in a war zone, in this timely very short animation that uses found sound to explore the powerlessness of the refugee experience. Produced as part of the 11th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.
An uncomfortable first date between two people evolves in an unexpected direction after an honest confession about the past leaves them wondering whether a true and meaningful connection is even possible.
A little girl is playing house by herself. She makes food out of toys and sets the table. When a little boy comes in, she greets him with joy. But things get darker as they keep pretending.
Two women run into each other at a local pool after meeting once, years ago, at a wedding. Connected through social media ever since, they navigate their way through an awkward exchange of “catching up.” As assumptions provoke revelations, they reflect on the changes in their lives since the last time they met, ultimately finding hope for the future in this brief connection with a friend, from Facebook.
Through his own words, illuminated with family photographs, JJ Van Bibber tells the story of his life during a century in the Yukon Territory. In Canada’s far north, the Van Bibber family lived on the land, farming, hunting, trapping and fishing. Of mixed heritage, JJ and his partly native family negotiated the middle path. For most of a century, the Van Bibber family thrived in diverse occupations, from gold mining to running logs on the river.