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Filming the Handmaid’s Tale in Cambridge, Ontario

The architecture, heritage buildings and stunning natural features of Cambridge are showcased in the award-winning web television series The Handmaid’s Tale.

But what was it like for the City of Cambridge during those first days in August 2016 when the Handmaid’s Tale was just a concept, being pitched for the first time? Just how do you explain to residents why there are gallows erected in the park, army tanks and men with machine guns on the bridge, and three bodies hanging from the wall by the river? Find out in the following video episodes of Digital Doors Open Waterloo Region. 


The project is produced by Doors Open Waterloo Region and True Nature Communications, with the support of the Ontario Heritage Trust’s Doors Open Ontario program.