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THAT NEVER HAPPENED: CANADA'S FIRST NATIONAL INTERNMENT OPERATIONS

Armistice Films 2018

Members of Canada's Ukrainian community discuss the history and legacy of WWI internment camps.


Director: Ryan Boyko, Writers: Ryan Boyko, Diana Cofini, Star: Peter Mansbridge


The movie, which premiered at over a dozen film festivals, continues to win awards across North America, while exposing the true story of Canada's First National Internment Operations.


THAT NEVER HAPPENED was co-written and directed by Ryan Boyko. He is a multi award winning Visual Artist and an accomplished Actor who has performed on many of Canada’s finest stages including The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, two seasons with the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival and two seasons at The Stratford Festival of Canada, where he won the Tyrone Guthrie Award. He produced, wrote and directed the innovative, multi-award winning series, "The Camps" in September 2016. The 33 episode WEB series has been seen in 174 countries around the world, and has garnered two awards.


Official Selection of the Mission of Canada to the United Nations THAT NEVER HAPPENED poignantly underscores the importance of truth and reconciliation in societies where wrongs are committed. The Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations is pleased to screen this film during the September 2018 Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva as part of its celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. ​IndieCan Entertainment will be the North American distributor for the film's upcoming release in the fall.

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 internment 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.



About IndieCan Entertainment


IndieCan Entertainment is a leading international distribution company, founded in 2011. With over 20 years experience in the film industry, Principal and Producer Avi Federgreen’s vision is to help promote and support worldwide independent productions. IndieCan succeeds in encouraging North American audiences to watch more indie films by facilitating various points of access. IndieCan has r​eleased over 100 films in Canada and 40 in United States. In 2016, IndieCan launched an International sales division and has serviced over 17 releases under this banner to date. ​IndieCan’s slate includes releases such as: Kiss & Cry (Dir: Sean Cisterna, Cast: Sarah Fisher, ​Luke Bilyk, Chantal Kreviazuk)​,The Ghosts in Our Machine (Dir: ​Liz Marshall) and The Scent of Rain & Lightning (Dir: ​Blake Robbins​, Cast: Maika Monroe). Website:​ ​IndieCan Entertainment

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