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The national film Board of Canada is back in the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), which will be held from 14 to 24 November 2019, with eight productions and co-productions, including six feature films.

On October 23, 2019 – Montreal – national film Board of Canada (NFB)

TheNational film board of Canada is back to Montreal International Documentary Encounters (RIDM), which will be held from 14 to 24 November 2019, with eight productions and co-productions, including six feature films. Marked by signatures of author strong, these works focus on current issues complex, between hope and dehumanization, showing sometimes of the protagonists trying to create bridges, sometimes a deep individualization. Two films will be presented in the first world, either The bottom of the air Simon Beaulieu (NFB) and Kenbe la, until the victory to Will Prosper (NFB). The other four documentaries will be screened first in quebec : This Is Not a Movie of Yung Chang (TINAM Inc./Sutor Kolonko/NFB), nîpawistamâsowin : We will stand up Tasha Hubbard (Downstream Documentary Productions/NFB, in association with CBC DOCS and APTN) Conviction Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke and Teresa MacInnes (Sea to Sea Productions/NFB, in association with Documentary Channel to CBC), as well as Jordan River Anderson, the herald Alanis Obomsawin (NFB), presented for the first time in French.

Two works will be presented in section UXdoc, dedicated to interactive projects, installations and works of virtual reality (RV) : the experience RV The exchange (Homestay) of Paisley Smith and Jam3 (NFB), quebec premiere, and Bubble, the latest project of Young shoots the school of interactive NFB × UQAM, presented the first only in the form of panel with navigation assisted. The NFB will also be present at the Forum RIDM, professional market of the documentary, which will take place from 16 to 20 November, with participation in different events and the awarding of a prize to the Pitch Cuban Hat.

List of the works of the NFB selected midf

National competition-feature films

The bottom of the air-Simon Beaulieu (77 min, NFB) – a world-first in the presence of the réalisateurSortie hall : the beginning 2020Dossier press :

Fourth feature film by Simon Beaulieu (after Lemoyne, Godin, and Miron : a man’s income outside of the world), the bottom of The air is a proposal for author hard-hitting that gives live its meaning and its flesh the information overload of daily life. This film-carousel disturbing, at the border of the documentary, experimental cinema and fiction, creates an aesthetic experience of intense, the imminent collapse of our civilization. A reflection of the troubling on the fate of humanity in the era of the anthropocene.
Simon Beaulieu will present a workshop on the bottom of The air on Thursday 21 November from 14 h 30 to 16 h at labdoc of the UQAM.

This Is Not a Movie by Yung Chang (106 min, TINAM Inc./Sutor Kolonko/NFB) – quebec premiere in the presence of the director and protagonist Robert Fisk, which will open the Forum RIDM 18 novembreDossier press (available in English only) :

For more than 40 years, the journalist Robert Fisk has signed articles on some of the conflicts, the most violent and the most clivants in the world. The director follows Fisk in the heat of the action while, the feet on the ground, book in hand, he travels through territories ravaged by the war.
The film had its world premiere at the Festival international du film de Toronto (TIFF) and has been selected for DOC NYC as well as at the international documentary film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

nîpawistamâsowin : We will stand up Tasha Hubbard (98 min, Downstream Documentary Productions/NFB, in association with CBC DOCS and APTN) – quebec premiere in the presence of the réalisatriceDossier press :

On August 9, 2016, a young Cree by the name of Colten Boushie is killed by a bullet in the head after being entered on the farm of Gerald Stanley with his friends. The acquittal of Stanley by the jury draws the attention of the whole world, raises questions about the roots of racism in Canada’s legal system and propels the family of Colten and his quest for justice on the national and international scene.
The film had its world premiere at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto, becoming the first film directed by an aboriginal person to inaugurate this festival and won the Award for best canadian feature film. The documentary has also been awarded at the Festival DOXA Vancouver.

Panorama – Resistance

Kenbe la, until the victory of Will Prosper (83 min, NFB) – a world-first in the presence of the filmmaker of the film’s protagonists and members of the équipeSortie hall : January 31, 2020Dossier press :

There are those people whose dreams inspire them, together and make it bloom a little more humanity in each of us. Shot in the sumptuous nature of haitian that we see infrequently and landscapes frozen in Quebec, the documentary follows the journey full of hope Alain Philoctète, artist and activist who dreams of developing a project of permaculture in Haiti. By this privileged access, the filmmaker offers a contemporary work, quebec is anchored in the haitian roots. The soundtrack is signed by Jenny Salgado and André Courcy.
In the framework of the Filmmakers tell it, just before presenting his latest film at the RIDM, director and activist Will Prosper will talk about his process of creating a documentary. Evening hosted by the executive producer of the NFB Nathalie Cloutier, Wednesday, 30 October at 17 pm at the Cinémathèque québécoise.

Jordan River Anderson, the messenger of Alanis Obomsawin (66 min., NFB) – quebec premiere in the presence of the réalisatriceDossier press :

The 53rd film of the great Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of how the life of Jordan River Anderson triggered a struggle for indigenous children to benefit from health care, social services and public education services equal to those in the rest of the canadian population.
Having had its world premiere at TIFF, the film continues its momentum in many festivals and recently won the Award for best canadian documentary at the international Festival of film of Vancouver (VIFF).
Just recently, more than 40 titles of the exceptional film work and activist Alanis Obomsawin has been made available for free online at

Panorama – States in the world

Condemnation of Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke and Teresa MacInnes (78 min, Sea to Sea Productions/NFB, in association with Documentary Channel, CBC) – first in quebec in the presence of women directors, and in collaboration with Cinema PoliticaDossier press :

With the help of incarcerated women and activists from the front line for the defence of prisoners ‘ rights, Sentencing to imagine alternatives to the prison. The documentary forces the viewer to ask why we are keeping the most vulnerable, and at what price.
The film had its world premiere at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.


The exchange (Homestay) Paisley Smith and Jam3 (NFB, 15 min) – first québécoiseDossier press :

This virtual reality experience depicts the life of a family who welcomes foreign students and shows how the total immersion in another culture can alter our conception of the family and of love.
The exchange has been selected in several national and international festivals and was awarded at the VIFF.

Bubble shoot kids, school, interactive NFB × UQAM – before-first when the event navigation assistéeLancement online : winter 2020

This interactive piece, we are transported back to Montreal in 2050, in a world where no action was taken to stem climate change.
The members of the creative team will be a navigation-assisted project on Tuesday, November 19 to 20 h at room UXdoc, at the Cinémathèque québécoise.
Young shoots is a course enabling students from a diversity of programs at UQAM to work together in the Studio productions interactive the NFB, which has given rise to the creation of Routs, a journey of sound in the heart of Montreal and Clit-me.

Participation in the Forum RIDM

Nathalie Cloutier, Colette Loumède, respectively the executive producer and producer of the Studio documentary of the NFB, will participate in the meetings Face-to-Face on November 19, from 9 h to 17 h.
The NFB will support the development of two projects, one in French and one in English, the Talent Lab 2019, which will be held from 16 to 18 November.
The NFB offers a prize of $ 5,000 in technical services, in the framework of its programme CACL, to the Cuban Hat Pitch. This initiative allows canadian filmmakers to get a collective support for their documentary project.

The NFB brief

The national film Board of Canada (NFB) producer for canadian public of audiovisual works, award-winning, creative, whether in documentary, auteur animation, storytelling, interactive or participatory experiences. St. John’s to Vancouver, the producers of the NFB are well-integrated within communities across the country and work with designers and creative talent to produce works of innovative and socially relevant. The NFB is a leader in the field of equality between men and women in the production of film and digital media. Guided by the recommendations of the truth and reconciliation Commission, it seeks to strengthen indigenous production. The works of the NFB have won over 7,000 awards, including 24 awards canadian screen, 21 Webby award winner, 12 Oscars and more than 100 awards for Engineering. To access the rich content of the NFB and discover the work of artists and craftsmen, go to download applications of the NFB for mobile devices, or visit Pause NFB.

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