Big bang filming

Bert SummerHayes

WINTER 2013  |  200 years ago, on the very soil where the Shooting Eye offices sit today, a war was fought. It went on for two years and consisted of more than 50 battles. One of those was called The Battle of Beaver Dams and unfolded in the area now know as Thorold, just west of Niagara Falls. What was unique about this battle is that it was not won by weapons alone but also by words. 

A new film directed by Jeremy Major will hit Canadian classrooms this spring to coincide with the anniversary of the Beaver Dams battle. The film was made possible thanks to a grant from Canadian Heritage. Executive Produced by historian Doug Massey, the film is an emotional and intense story told primarily through the eyes of the Grand River people.