TORONTO June 25, 2014 – CRRF Executive Director, Anita Bromberg and Project Manager, Suren Nathan celebrated the 75th anniversary of the National Film Board of Canada at a reception hosted by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, David Onley.
The NFB presents Canada through the people, places, and events that have shaped Canadian and global cultures, identities, and histories through film.Over the past 75 years the NFB has produced over 13,000 films and 72 Oscar nominations, including 12 Oscar wins.
Coming this summer: The NFB and CRRF will launch The Faith Project, an interactive documentary featuring evocative short films about prayer in the modern world. The Faith Project's documentary shorts tell the stories of young Canadians, who share the rituals that define their spiritual lives. The films reveal inner, personal landscapes that are sacred yet surprisingly accessible. We listen in on the private thoughts and conflicting emotions that swirl in the minds of everyday practitioners. We enter the uniquely Canadian spaces where prayer survives despite distraction, time and temptations.
Each film is presented in an epic visual style, and is meant to be meaningful and authentic to the practitioners of that faith — as if they themselves made a film that captured their experience. Despite living in a pluralistic society, we so rarely see – and feel – each other’s sacred moments with such intimacy. Through these films, viewers will gain an intuitive understanding of what it means to be a young person of faith — Aboriginal Spirituality, the Baha'i Faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh—in Canada today.
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This infographic timeline of notable events highlights milestones in the NFB's history.