During the Second World War the Canadian government experimented
on its own soldiers at a remote base in the Alberta prairies. Had these tests
been done on enemy soldiers they would be labelled as war crimes. Secret War
is the story of four Canadian soldiers -- out of more than two thousand --
who between 1941 and 1945 volunteered to be human guinea pigs, testing deadly
mustard gas at Suffield, Alberta. The soldiers tell us in their own words about
the horrific tests and worse the medical problems they suffered for 60 years.
Winner of the 2002 New York Festival Award in the documentary category.