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December 2, 2013

The Wings of Johnny May preview at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

OTTAWA, December 2, 2013 – You may have heard about Inuit bush pilot Johnny May's Christmas candy drop over Kuujjuaq, Nunavik.

Beyond this modern-day Christmas story, come and discover the story of this fascinating character, one of the first Inuit bush pilots, whose adventures are reminiscent of those of Antoine de St-Exupéry. In partnership with the National Film Board (NFB), the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM) will be presenting Director Marc Fafard's The Wings of Johnny May documentary during the Holiday period.

The Wings of Johnny May was produced by Productions Thalie and coproduced by the NFB, K'ien Productions and Le Centre National de la Cinématographie ARTE. The movie is part of the Unikkauvisut: Sharing our Stories collection of the NFB, an initiative that showcases the NFB's audiovisual heritage.

The evening preview of the film will be preceded by a media pre-screening. Mr Fafard will be available for interviews at the end of the 2 p.m. pre-screening.

The documentary The Wings of Johnny May will be showing at the CASM during the Holiday period, at noon and 2 p.m., from December 26 to January 5. For more information visit

WHAT : Preview and media pre-screening of the documentary The Wings of Johnny May

WHEN : Thursday December 5, 2013
2 p.m. media pre-screening
6 :30 p.m. preview

WHERE : Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa



Olivier Bouffard
Media relations

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB has produced over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 4 Canadian Screen Awards, 7 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. To access acclaimed NFB content, visit or download its apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV.

About the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum houses the most extensive collection of aircraft in Canada, and one of the most remarkable such collections in the world. The museum also features iconic artefacts representing Canada's contribution to space exploration. This national museum is a highly esteemed by aerospace enthusiasts and experts from around the world. It engages thousands of families and children each year, delivering fascinating, memorable and educational experiences to all visitors.

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