National Film Board & Nature

What's Old is News by Sean Graham

Episode notes

Sean Graham talks with Michael Clemens, author of Screening Nature and Nation: The Environmental Documentaries of the National Film Board, 1939-1974. They discuss the origins of the NFB, its approach to portraying the environment, and the influence of federal politicians. They also chat about the filmmakers who documented Canadian wildlife, how the films changed over time, and some of the best picks for people to watch today.

If you want to watch some of the films discussed, you can check them out on the NFB website:

Cree Hunters of Mistassini

Death of a Legend

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