The Last Objectors
Catalogue Number: R31002
Producer: Refuge 31 Films
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, History, Social Studies, World History
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 44
The Last Objectors is a documentary about Canada’s conscientious objectors in the Second World War – those who chose to perform alternative service instead of going to fight. The tenets of their faith led thousands of Mennonite, Quaker, Hutterite and other CO’s to opt for work in forestry camps, hospitals, asylums and other positions around the country with little pay and no benefits. Some needed only to prove that they were members of peace churches in good standing, while others had to convince a judge that their objections to serving in war were based on true beliefs. First person stories and archival footage bring this story to life, and today these men are satisfied that they served their country in their own way.
WINNER – Best Feature Documentary - Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival
WINNER – GOLD – Best Documentary
World Documentary Awards, Bali, Indonesia – 2016
WINNER – SILVER – World Humanitarian Award
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