Abracadabra
  • 1970
  • 00:09:21
  • 5-8

CBC Animation
Abracadabra

The film is an allegorical tale cautioning against the dangers of exhausting an indispensable natural resource, here represented by the sun. Frédéric Back has long believed that animation for children should deliver a message in an entertaining manner.
  • Added on: 02/11/2014
All Nothing
  • 1978
  • 00:10:59
  • 5-8

CBC Animation
All Nothing

For too long, we have held the mistaken belief that the world was created entirely for our benefit. As countless plant and animal species become extinct, our generous planet has little left to offer: clean water and lush forests are becoming increasingly rare. The film ends, however, on a positive note: Frédéric Back cherishes the hope that future generations will ...
  • Added on: 12/07/2013
Art and reconciliation
  • 2016
  • 01:53:03
  • 13-14

Cross Country Checkup
Art and reconciliation

The Secret Path is a powerful film about an Indigenous boy who dies escaping a residential school. Does art — films, books and music — offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? Guests include Joseph Boyden, award-winning author of Three Day Road, The Orenda and most recently the novella Wenjack; Susan Aglukark, Inuk singer and songwriter; Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for ...
  • Added on: 11/10/2016
Crac!
  • 1981
  • 00:15:01
  • 5-8

CBC Animation
Crac!

In this charming tale tinged with nostalgia, Frédéric Back takes us back to rich traditions swept aside by the relentless forces of progress and urbanization. Crac! is the sound of a falling tree, chopped down to make the chair. It's the sound of the chair as it rocks. It's also the sound of the rift in our lives when change ...
  • Added on: 01/14/2014
Cruel Camera
  • 2009
  • 00:42:01
  • 13-14

The Fifth Estate
Cruel Camera

As long as they've made movies, animals have been killed or injured to do it. In a landmark investigation over 25 years ago,The Fifth Estate's Bob McKeown uncovered an uncomfortable, even shocking, reality about moviemaking — animals, intentionally put in harm's way, abused, often killed to create the kind of cinematic excitement that draws a crowd. As well,The Fifth Estatefound ...
  • Added on: 08/27/2014
El Hombre que Plantaba Arboles (Español / Spanish / Espagnol)
  • 1987
  • 00:31:02
  • General

Long métrage
El Hombre que Plantaba Arboles (Español / Spanish / Espagnol)

This is the Spanish version of The Man Who Planted Trees. 2012 marked the 25th anniversary of the Oscar® win for The Man Who Planted Trees. Frédéric Back’s previous Oscar® win for Crac! allowed him to fulfill his dream of bringing Jean Giono's wonderful story to the screen. Its environmental message and philosophy of life reflect the concerns already addressed by Back in his ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 1
  • 2015
  • 00:21:40
  • 15-17

Exhibitionists
Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 1

Exploring the theme of "beginnings," this episode profiles St. John's filmmaker Stephen Dunn whose film Closet Monster won the Best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF; flamenco dancer Anjelica Scannura and contemporary dancer Malgorzata Nowacka, who have combined their styles in Bird Bee Bat Attack; artist Takashi Iwasaki in Winnipeg; En Masse, a Montreal based multi-artist collaboration; choreographer/director ​Lenny DeLa Pena; and GIF ...
  • Added on: 09/19/2016
Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 2
  • 2015
  • 00:21:49
  • 13-14

Exhibitionists
Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 2

This episode on resistance opens with Salman Rushdie reading selected lyrics from hip hop icon Drake and street dance crew BUCC N FLVR shows off their krumping moves. Plus video collective The Creators Bureau looks at how people from battle-scarred parts of the world talk about how important movies were to them.
  • Added on: 11/08/2016
Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 4
  • 2015
  • 00:21:50
  • 13-14

Exhibitionists
Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 4

The theme for Episode 4 is wanderlust. David Trevelyan talks about his mask-making and sculpture in Bali; House of Venus founder Michael Venus discusses his films, culture and wearable-art headpieces. Gemini-nominated actress and producer Jennifer Podemski explains how she turns travelling for work into an opportunity for creative development. Also highlighted: Anick La Bissonniere, Owen Pallett and the students of ...
  • Added on: 11/14/2016
Film Animation: Canada on the World Stage
  • 1997
  • 00:15:43
  • 13-14

News in Review - April 1997
Film Animation: Canada on the World Stage

An art form and craft pioneered in Canada, animation is a medium that is a significant part of a multi-million dollar industry as well as an important expression of the Canadian identity.