United States has just acquired Louisiana from France. An expedition led by Lewis and Clark is sent to survey the territory and go where no white man has gone before. Are they able to ... See full summary »
This film is "dedicated to the memory of James Joe Ferguson, A Devoted Educator And True American Hero" - Ferguson was an Educational outreach director for The National Geographic Society. He was killed when American Flight 77 was flown into The Pentagon on 9-11-2001. He was 39 years old. See more »
Visually stunning on a huge IMAX screen, this short film (42 minutes) is an accurate depiction of the epic Army trek to the Pacific commanded by Lewis and Clark. Assuming modern sensibilities, the film shows Native Americans as far more accommodating than they actually were and the end credits tell us that two Indians were killed in a skirmish during the return trip.
The scenery is gorgeous, a reminder of how much wilderness we still have and must preserve. For the younger set in particular this film is a good history lesson.
For it's genre, 9/10.
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