Views of a vanishing frontier

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  • This film documents the historic journey of Prince Maximilian zu Wied, a German aristocrat, and the Swiss artist, Karl Bodmer, to the American West in 1832-34. Retraces the two-year expedition to the upper reaches of the Missouri River (present-day Montana), and evokes the experience by using Bodmer's original paintings, extensive location photography, and words from Prince Maxmilian's diary.


  • "This film was made possible by a generous grant from the Enron Foundation."
  • DVD.
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