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The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) produces and distributes, among other films, bold and distinctive social issue documentaries.
Since the NFB's founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.
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Carmen Garcia made her start as a producer in 1984 at Ciné-Contact with L’enjeu des femmes, a documentary series directed by filmmakers from across the world, including Mira Nair. In 1988, she co-founded Argus Films with Germán Gutiérrez and produced Germán Gutiérrez’s Le système « D », Gilles Courtemanche’s L’Église du sida and Mary Ellen Davis’ La terre des autres.
She also collaborated with companies such as Pixcom and Gala Films and with the National Film Board of Canada as a producer, script writer and director. Since 2003, after a contract at Telefilm Canada, she has given a new direction to Argus Films. Recent titles include The Coca-Cola Case (2009); Sans banque et sans regret (2009); Nadia’s Journey (2007) – Prix caméra au poing, RIDM, Special Jury Prize, Figra; Who Shot My Brother? (2005) – Audience Choice Award, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, nominated for a Jutra award, Best of Festival, Columbus.
Germán Gutiérrez worked first as an assistant cameraman and later as a cameraman for Radio-Canada, the National Film Board and a variety of production companies. He soon moved on to directing, initially focusing on social and political issues.
This work took him to the four corners of the earth, often to conflict zones: Cambodia, Sarajevo, South Africa, Rwanda and El Salvador. Gutiérrez now has over twenty films to his credit, including La familia latina (1986) – Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton Festival; Societies Under the Influence (1997), Martin’s Inferno (2002) and Who Shot My Brother? (2005) – Audience Choice Award at the Festival du nouveau cinéma). He has also collaborated on a number of television series, including Surviving the Wild (1999) and Technopolis (2001). His outstanding work on the series Insectia earned him numerous awards.