Stanley R. Jackson
Known as the “voice of the NFB,” Jackson wrote the commentaries for and/or narrated many dozens of documentaries, particularly for Unit B films. Some of his most notable credits include: The Days Before Christmas (1958), Pilgrimage (1958), The Back-Breaking Leaf (1959), Universe (1960), Circle of the Sun (1960), The Days of Whiskey Gap (1961), My Financial Career (1962), Every Second Car (1964), The Hutterites (1964), Paddle to the Sea (1966) and Death of a Legend (1971),
He was also a director and producer whose films on mental health, education and children were praised for their intelligence and humanity, and won six Canadian Film Awards between 1949 and 1959. He was originally a school teacher and joined the Board in 1942 as a researcher for Canada Carries On and The World in Action. He retired from the NFB in 1979.