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Camp X: Secret Agent School


Yap Films newest documentary Camp X: Secret Agent School premiered on HISTORY Canada on July 14, 2014. The documentary tells the story of how a secret agent training school began in Canada - near Whitby, Ontario - in the dark days of the Second World War. At Camp X, British instructors taught American and Canadian soldiers the deadly art of espionage, leading to the establishment of the CIA. Ar... Read More

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Curse of the Axe


See the film Curse of the Axe by clicking the play button below. The documentary was developed by Yap Films, in association with History Channel Canada and Archaeological Services Inc. Listen to Dr. Ron Williamson from ASI and Mr. Luc Laine from the Huron-Wendat First Nation talk about the film on the CBC radio show The Current here.

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Death or Canada


The feature length film "Death or Canada" tells the story of Irish immigration to Toronto during the summer of 1847. The potato famine raging in Ireland caused thousands to leave their homeland for North America. Many ships landed in Toronto during that summer with scores of passengers sick with typhus. This film follows the young town's efforts to cope with its newest residents, hundreds of whom ... Read More

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Explosion 1812


Watch the trailer below for Explosion 1812, a documentary film that focuses on the American invasion at Fort York, which took place on April 27, 1813. The film is produced by Yap Films and narrated by Dan Snow, a UK-based historian and television presenter, and the documentary features the work of Archaeological Services Inc.

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Greenbelt Conference


Keynote speech by Dr. Ronald F. Williamson at the Global Greenbelt Conference - March 24, 2011

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Hangman’s Graveyard


ASI was retained to find, exhume and rebury those men who had been hanged at Toronto’s Don Jail as part of the Bridgepoint Hospital redevelopment project. Our work was followed by Ballinrun Productions film crew, under the direction of Mick Grogan, and the film shows ASI archaeologists in both the field and the lab.

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Legacy of Stone: The Origin of Flint


Legacy of Stone (produced by Richard Douglas) follows the work of ASI's Dr. Ronald Williamson and Mohawk Traditionalist Dr. William Woodworth as they combine science with aboriginal traditions and beliefs to better understand a unique archaeological find on the shores of Lake Erie: a flint quarry that was used for thousands of years. The occupation of this site predates European contact and formal... Read More

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West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson


The film West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson was produced by White Pine Pictures and follows the mysterious life and death of the famous Group of Seven painter. On July 8 1917, Thomson died mysteriously on Canoe Lake, just as he was reaching ascendancy in his career. Why does Thomson's life and art fascinate us still? What draws thousands of people each year to his cairn on Canoe Lake and propel... Read More