Are you a fan of the National Film Board (NFB) and living in British Columbia, or anywhere else in Canada? The NFB’s Pacific and Yukon office in Vancouver begins production on two new short documentaries this summer, ‘Rock the Box’ and ‘Debris’. These films are the first to be produced under Shirley Vercruysse, the NFB’s new executive producer for the Pacific and Yukon centre.
‘Rock the Box’ will be directed by film critic and author, Katherine Monck. The film will follow the efforts of Rhiannon Rozier, a 29 year-old Victoria resident who is seeking to take her place in the largely male-dominated DJ industry. ‘Rock the Box’ examines the issue of how women are valued and who defines what that value is.
From Vancouver film maker John Bolton, ‘Debris’ will focus on B.C. park ranger Pete Clarkson and his drive to build a memorial to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. It will be built in Tofino, B.C., out of wood from homes destroyed by this disaster in Japan. Not only is the project to serve as a memorial, but also as a warning to a possible underwater earthquake and tsunami to hit British Columbia one day.
Check the NFB‘s website and various film festivals for their release to the general public.