Region: Ontario and Nunavut
Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 8 x 60 minutes
Imagine if an entire country and all its accomplishments, achievements and influence suddenly vanished from the world stage.
Imagine the mind-bending repercussions left to a world reeling by the sudden loss of a country’s game-changing inventions, resources, great minds and time-honoured contributions to human history.
HISTORY ERASED is a fascinating documentary series that celebrates and explores great accomplishments through a unique lens: by instantly removing them and speculating on possible alternate realities. Famous and little-known stories come to life – and their importance explored - as they are peeled away and erased from our world’s timeline.
Life is a fragile collection of people and events perfectly balanced to create the reality we now know. Pulling away one thread of history unravels a massive chain of interconnected repercussions, with global catastrophe often looming large as a possible outcome. When the influence of a whole country is removed from history, the potential consequences and global ramifications are far-reaching and quickly catastrophic.
With no United States, imagine a world without the Wright Brothers – and no airplanes or both Neil Armstrong and Michael Jackson’s moonwalks.
Visualize a world without combustion engines, or any printed text, should Germany be erased from history.
And were Japan to be removed from our collective timeline, conjure in your mind a world without digital cameras and computer gaming.
Employing the format of an event-driven narrated documentary series, each episode highlights and celebrates one specific country. Each act then highlights a specific theme or area of innovation and accomplishment. For example, one act may explore a country’s geopolitical influence on the world, while another act focuses on contributions to science and technology.
Dynamic and informed interviews lead the audience to insights and revelations about the country and its contributions. Recreations and CGI elements offer a glimpse into the moment of loss and the speculative “Alternative World Without”. Visual graphics adorn the screen with compelling information, adding a visual layer of intriguing and mind-boggling statistics.
These are stories that celebrate great achievements in the world around us. This is HISTORY ERASED.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Without Nations Productions Inc.