Filming day was Saturday, September 10th, 2016
Thousands of videos were shot over the 24 hours of September 10th. No matter where you were in the country, or in the world, you grabbed your camera and filmed yourselves, your friends and family, your life.
Award-winning director Trish Dolman, a vast team of loggers, along with award-winning editor Nicholas Hector, reviewed each video and curated the film, scored by a special selection of music from celebrated Canadian artists and composer Michael Brook.
The film, which premiered on CTV on June 25th, 2017, celebrates our country as it turned 150 years old.
Here’s what people told us
Thousands filmed parts of their day on September 10, 2016. Here’s what some of them said about their experience.
“Coming from very different cultural backgrounds, people may say that a love like ours cannot exist. Thankfully, Canada is where dreams come to life… and we truly appreciate this wonderful opportunity to share a piece of our life with the country.”
“As a military family, our pride and love for Canada is unique, and often unrelatable to most. Having the opportunity to share our story with the rest of the country was an honour and a privilege.”
“I’m so grateful to share part of my story. Stories affect the way we interact with one another; they influence the impacts and effects each one of us has on the world. Canada is stronger when we open our ears to all of its stories – I encourage you to share yours!”
“I had a mixture of feeling and emotions on that day I filmed my story. Extremely emotional, pain and sorrow. But there is also a sense of relief to be able to finally tell my mother’s story… People need to know how some of our aboriginal women suffered and died… so it can be stopped. The only difference is my mom survived her ordeal… and I feel an immense sense of gratitude to be able to tell her story to the country.”
“I was inspired to submit a video for Canada In A Day after a jog on the Trans Canada Trail, enjoying the scenery of Northern Ontario. I’m excited that I get to participate in this video time capsule showcasing our uniquely Canadian stories!”
A word from our director
“Canada In A Day was a life changing opportunity as a filmmaker. It was an honour to put together the stories of Canadians talking – in a very real way – about who we are, where we are as a nation, and where we want to go. Thank you to the thousands of you who shared your stories. This film is a collection of the ordinary and extraordinary moments in the lives of Canadians, and will be a valuable time capsule for generations to come.”