Listen in as Bill Roberts interviews Claude Joli-Coeur, the government film commissioner and chair of the National Film Board.

The NFB has long been a global leader in the film space in so many ways. So much of its content is just superb and its films often push the envelope on content, as evidenced by its 74 Academy Award nominations and hundreds of other accolades. It has launched some groundbreaking, and early, pushes into digital distribution and its more recent work on gender equity in Canadian filmmaking as well as the promotion of the work of indigenous filmmakers has others playing catch-up.

It has developed substantial Canadian film talent over the years and has told myriad Canadian stories to Canadians, and the world – and has some cool plans to help celebrate Canada 150.

Please listen in to this fascinating interview done last month in Montreal.