This short film recreates the story of David Thompson – a man who, over the course of his lifetime, mapped a-million-and-a-half square miles of uncharted territory. His achievement remains unsurpassed.
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“It's a shame that the only way to bring Canadian history alive to my students is with a B&W film as old as I am. Yes, it's dated and it doesn't explore the bigger picture very well as we like to do these days, but it's all we have!”
— tmac-sjk, 12 May 2014
“Well-made! I wished I had lived back then. Thompson studied under the tutelage of Philip Turnor; HBC surveyor who travelled alongside Samuel Hearne and together they published journals of their explorations.. It's nice to hear Turnor is given honourable mention here. ”
— Daisy444, 23 Apr 2012
“Loved this film, hope to see more. This Great Mapmaker I am proud to say was my Great Great grandfather on my Grandmother's side. There is proof of this.”
— mommalynn111, 19 Nov 2011
“Great film of a great man.”
— tigercubii, 25 Apr 2011