Sunday, February 28, 2010

National Film Board online

Alex came across the animation Square Roots and we watched it together on his laptop.  This short film beautifully expresses the power attention has to shape our reality, our actions and reactions.

In less than three minutes, the artists manage to convey how interactions can become the building blocks of moments, lives and entire cultures.

Alex' excitement took me back to my film school days and the several hundred hours I spent watching National Film Board documentaries at their theatre.  Now you don't need to make a special appointment or book a projector to watch select films from the collection... you just need to click through to the NFB online.

WoW... they have Donald Brittain documentaries (including one with a young Pierre Trudeau and another featuring Leonard Cohen),  Norman McLaren... and The Cat Came Back animation!  Looks like I'll be spending a lot of time discovering some old and new friends there.... 

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