THE LAST OBJECTORS
TV Documentary – 44 Minutes
Written and Directed by Andrew Wall
Produced by Trevor Suffield and Andrew Wall
Associate Produced by Conrad Stoesz and Korey Dyck
Executive Produced by Kyle Bornais, Cam Bennett and Iris Yudai
Broadcasting on CBC Manitoba and MTS Stories From Home (On Demand)
COMPLETED August 2016
The Last Objectors is a TV-Hour (45 min) documentary on Canada’s conscientious objectors of the Second World War – Those who chose to perform alternative service instead of going to war. The CO’s would spend years working in forestry camps, hospitals, asylums and various other positions throughout the country with little pay and no benefits.
Refuge 31 Films in association with the CBC, MTS Stories From Home and Mennonite Heritage Archives with the support of Heritage Canada through the World Wars Commemoration Fund has completed the two-part project titled The CO Project.
Part 1 was interviewing Canadian conscientious objectors of the Second World War for archival purposes. A quickly disappearing opportunity to record the stories of the men who chose alternative service instead of going to war.
Part 2 was the production of a TV-hour television documentary for distribution, broadcast and screenings across Canada titled The Last Objectors.
The documentary will be airing August 27th on CBC Manitoba and also available on demand at MTS Stories From Home for MTS subscribers.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
WINNER – Best Feature Documentary
Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – 2017
WINNER – GOLD – Best Documentary
World Documentary Awards, Bali, Indonesia – 2016
WINNER – SILVER – World Humanitarian Award
World Humanitarian Awards, Jakarta, Indonesia – 2016
WINNER – SILVER – Documentary Category
Christian Life International Film Festival, Thomasville, Canada – 2017
MANITOBA DAY AWARD
Association of Manitoba Archives, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – 2017
AWARD of MERIT
Accolade Global Film Competition – 2017
FINALIST – Best Documentary
Views of the World Music & Film Festival, Montreal, Canada – 2016
Docs Without Borders Film Festival, 2017
NEWS and NOTE WORTHY
“Documentary Captures CO Experience”
Mennonite Brethren Herald – News Article
June 8, 2016
“Story of Morden and Winkler Conscientious Objectors Told in New Documentary”
AM 1250 RADIO / Steinbachonline.com – Radio Interview
August 26, 2016
“New Book and Film Focus on Conscientious Objection”
Canadian Mennonite – News Article
Nov 4, 2015