History on Film

The Film is the work of the Ontario Visual Heritage Project and is called A Desert Between Us and Them: Raiders, Traitors and Refugees in the War of 1812. This film looks primarily at the war in the Western Theatre where most of the fighting took place. It particularly emphasizes the impact of the war on the local population. 

The film will be shown on TVO on Saturday Oct. 5, 2013, at 9:00pm. Prof. Sabathy-Judd's work, Moravians in Upper Canada: The Fairfield Diary 1792-1813 provided the film makers with the local voices of Moravian missionaries who witnessed the destruction of the mission by American troops on Oct. 6 1813- one day after the Battle of the Thames. 

Link to view the video