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78 minute Feature Documentary

Logline:
Between 1940 and 1920 over 8500 people were wrongfully imprisoned in Canada.

Synopsis:
THAT NEVER HAPPENED reveals the story of Canada's first national internment operations between 1914 - 1920, when over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in concentration camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from.

In 1954 the public records were destroyed, and in the 1980s a few brave men and women began working to reclaim this chapter in history and ensure future generations would know about it.

Director:
Ryan Boyko

Producers:
Ryan Boyko and Diana Cofini

​Director Statement:
My chief aim was to honour the innocent men, women and children who were treated unjustly over a century ago, and all those who have suffered the ripple effects since. When we first started making this project, we thought we were making a historical Documentary relevant to a few ethnic communities in Canada. We had no idea how incredibly relevant it would be today, not just in Canada but around the world! In these times of “alternative facts”, xenophobia and talk of registering undesirable “others”, this film has now become an urgent call to those who could easily repeat the mistakes of the past. This film aims to cultivate empathy in the place of fear.
   
Total Running Time: 78 min / Color / Red Digital / 1.85:1 / Stereo or 5.1 // 23.98 fps / English   
//That Never Happened
Official Trailer
THAT NEVER HAPPENED reveals the story of Canada's first national internment operations between 1914 - 1920, when over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in concentration camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from. In 1954, the public records were destroyed and in the 1980s a few brave men and women began working to reclaim this chapter in history and ensure future generations would know about it.