The National Film Board of Canada was created a few months before the beginning of World War Two. Between 1940 and 1945, the NFB produced over a hundred documentaries and forty animated shorts in response to Nazi propaganda. The Canadian Centre for Architecture will screen a selection of these films as part of its Wartime Cinema series, on April 28 to May 21. The films give a poignant glimpse into wartime life, and explore topics ranging from women’s shifting roles during and after the war to the roaming NFB projectionists who crossed the country screening films in as many places as possible.

Wartime Cinema is on in conjunction with Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War , a photo exhibit that explores architectural activities that took place during the WWII.

Wartime Cinema schedule: 

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
In French 

5 May 2011, 7 pm
La production des films de propagande
Films repeat on 7 May, 2:30 pm
In French 

12 May 2011, 7 pm
Mass distribution of propaganda films during the war
Films repeat on 14 May, 2:30 pm
In English 

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 English 

All film screenings at Paul Desmarais Theatre, 1920 rue Baile. Free Admission