A History of Film Making in Canada (NFB Education)

An interactive history. Here is a new addition to the National Film Board Education website. It is an amazing collection of historical documentaries showing how the National Film Board provided a place for film to expand.

Evelyn Lambart, the early film maker who worked with Norman McLaren was especially interesting to me. She did this with a severe hearing impairment. Fascinating.

For anyone wanting to know more about how Norman McLaren did so much great work in developing the world of film then this is also a rich resource for you. Many who were influenced by Norman are featured in this history (e.g., Grant Munroe). 

When I look at these many documentaries it helps me to better create film for today's classrooms. The imagery is stunning and the history is astounding. Check it out. Click here.

This is highly suitable for classroom work.