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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 –Radio-Canada and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement under which close to 30 outstanding NFB productions are now available in ICI Tou.tv’s new ONF section.

With this initiative, ICI Tou.tv is expanding its collection to include some of the gems of the Canadian film industry, particularly in animation. The agreement adds a new broadcast window that will allow these marvellous NFB films to reach an even wider audience.

This new ONF section contains 27 titles, 23 of which are available to everyone, including landmark feature documentaries such as Le confort et l’indifférence (Comfort and Indifference) by Denys Arcand and Le peuple invisible (The Invisible Nation) and Trou Story (The Hole Story) by Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie, as well as some 15 world-renowned animated films, three of which have won an Oscar: Le poète danois (The Danish Poet) by Torill Kove, Le château de sable (The Sand Castle) by Co Hoedeman and Chaque enfant (Every Child) by Eugene Fedorenko. Two Oscar-winning short documentaries are also available: the 1941 classic La forteresse de Churchill (Churchill’s Island) by Stuart Legg and Si cette planète vous tient à cœur (If You Love This Planet) by Terre Nash.

The following four recent productions are also now available on ICI Tou.tv EXTRA:

Ruse ou traité? (Trick or Treaty?), by Alanis Obomsawin, profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for dialogue with the Canadian government.

Marie Saint Pierre se révèle (Revealing Marie Saint Pierre), by Janice Zolf, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creative universe of a designer who dares to be different.

L’industrie du ruban rose (Pink Ribbons, Inc.), by Léa Pool, deals with breast cancer and the social marketing that goes along with it by asking: Where does all this money really go and exactly what good is it doing?

Pipelines, pouvoir et démocratie (Pipelines, Power and Democracy), by Olivier Asselin, follows the efforts of four people opposing the Energy East Pipeline project.

Starting on March 1, Theodore Ushev’s animated short Vaysha l’aveugle (Blind Vaysha), nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award, will be available on ICI Tou.tv EXTRA.

Some of the finest National Film Board of Canada productions now available on ICI Tou.tv and ICI Tou.tv EXTRA.

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Julie Racine
Head of Promotion, Television

Lily Robert
Director, Communications and Public Affairs, NFB
Tel.: 514-283-3838
Cell: 514-296-8261

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  • About the NFB

    Founded in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a one-of-a-kind producer, co-producer and distributor of distinctive, engaging, relevant and innovative documentary and animated films. As a talent incubator, it is one of the world’s leading creative centres. The NFB has enabled Canadians to tell and hear each other’s stories for over eight decades, and its films are a reliable and accessible educational resource. The NFB is also recognized around the world for its expertise in preservation and conservation, and for its rich and vibrant collection of works, which form a pillar of Canada’s cultural heritage. To date, the NFB has produced more than 14,000 works, 6,500 of which can be streamed free of charge at nfb.ca. The NFB and its productions and co-productions have earned over 7,000 awards, including 11 Oscars and an Honorary Academy Award for overall excellence in cinema.