The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) was created a few months before the beginning of the Second World War, and its propaganda and news production was a natural extension of the original mandate to educate Canadians and foster national unity. Wartime films were produced and distributed across North America in collaboration with the Canadian Wartime Information Board.
Complementing the exhibition Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War, NFB collection analysts Marc St-Pierre and Albert Ohayon present a series of talks and film screenings in collaboration with the NFB on Thursday evenings in the Paul Desmarais Theatre, beginning at 7 pm. Screenings repeat on Saturdays at 2:30 pm.
28 April 2011, 7 pm
La création de l’ONF ou À la conquête de l’esprit humain
Films repeat on 30 April, 2:30 pm
5 May 2011, 7 pm
La production des films de propagande
Films repeat on 7 May, 2:30 pm
12 May 2011, 7 pm
Mass distribution of propaganda films during the war
Films repeat on 14 May, 2:30 pm
19 May 2011, 7 pm
Transition to peace: New films and new methods for a post-war Canada
Films repeat on 21 May, 2:30 pm
In addition to the special screenings in this series, a selection of films from the NFB are presented in the galleries of Architecture in Uniform.