Never Happen Here: The Whitehorse 9/11 Story

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Max Fraser

Never Happen Here: The Whitehorse 9/11 Story

EN | Canada | 45 min | 2011

On 9/11, the safe, quiet world of a remote northern town is shattered when police suddenly announce on the radio that a hijacked airliner and fighter jets are en route, and schools and government buildings are being evacuated. Terrified parents, already shaken by the horrific events in New York, can't quite believe what they're hearing; many worry and fear the worst. Powerful instincts kick in: thousands of moms and dads flee their jobs and homes and race with hearts pounding to reach their kids and get them to safety -- or at least hold them close in what might be the final moments of their lives. Whitehorse is gripped in chaos and terror as a huge 747, with armed USAF fighter jets on its tail, dominates the sky during its excruciating descent to the runway right above the downtown.


  • Best documentary, Oregon Film Awards
  • Best documentary editing, Colorado Film Awards
  • Honourable mention: best documentary, Mississauga Independent Film Festival
  • Special Jury Remi Award, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival


Supported by

Government of Yukon Canada Council for the Arts Lotteries Yukon Yukon Film Society