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Posts tagged with ‘documentary’ (55)


Extreme painting


Posted by Samia Madwar on Thursday, February 02, 2012



Picture sitting in a swaying boat, just metres away from the edge of an iceberg that's threatening to tip over and force a giant wave in your general direction. The iceberg is beautiful, the wind is chilled and eerie sounds emanate seemingly from the ice itself. On a shore nearby, a polar bear watches. Fortunately, the animal isn't close to your camp on the shore — yet. But, like the falling ice chunks, it poses a danger that keeps you on edge.
Despite the dangers, you have to focus, because now, ...

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Building a Birch-Bark Canoe (Part 3)


Posted by Graham Lanktree on Wednesday, May 25, 2011



Photo: Mark Shoalts

Historically, when birch-bark canoes were built for the fur trade at the North West Company's outpost at Fort William in Thunder Bay, Ont., it took only a week to build a 24-footer. These were much larger vessels than the 12-foot craft that Mark and Adam Shoalts intend to make.

But because they don't have the experience of these master craftsmen, they're hoping to make theirs in about 18 days.... If everything goes according to plan.

Join us for part three of their quest to build a birch-bark ...

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Northern Roots, Urban Playground


Posted by Graham Lanktree on Thursday, May 19, 2011



Ottawa is home to the largest urban Inuit population in Canada. Giving community members a place to come together, The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre shares and celebrates their heritage while fostering cultural values in a new generation.

Watch as children learn how to clean an arctic char, throat sing and carve soapstone sculptures.

Video by Stephanie Foden

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Running Tour Jogs Through 350 Years of History in Old Montréal


Posted by Graham Lanktree on Friday, May 06, 2011



Stop motion by Stephanie Foden. Music by Milosh

French President Charles de Gaulle was coaxed from a visit with Mayor Jean Drapeau on July 24, 1967, by a crowd of thousands chanting his name outside Montréal’s City Hall.

As he stepped onto the balcony over the building’s main entrance, a great cheer rose up. With confidence, de Gaulle gave a brief speech, punctuating his final words with the unforgettable cry "Vive le Québec libre!"

Below the balcony, where throngs gathered to glimpse de ...

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Building a Birch-Bark Canoe (Part 2)


Posted by Adam Shoalts on Friday, May 06, 2011



Historically, when birch-bark canoes were built for the fur trade at the North West Company's outpost at Fort William in Thunder Bay, Ont., it took only a week to build a 24-footer. These were much larger vessels than the 12-foot craft that I intend to make. But because I don't have the experience of these master craftsmen, I’m hoping to make mine in about 18 days if everything goes according to plan.

Read Part 1 of the canoe making process

CG: How is construction going this week?

A: It's ...

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