David Thompson: The Great Mapmaker

David Thompson: The Great Mapmaker

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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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David Thompson: The Great Mapmaker , Bernard Devlin, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Bernard Devlin
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • script
    Charles Cohen
  • camera
    Michel Thomas-d'Hoste
  • sound
    Claude Pelletier
    George Croll
  • editing
    Tony Lower
  • sound editing
    Marguerite Payette
  • cast
    Ivor Barry
    James Douglas
    Sean Mulcahy
    Charles Palmer
    Tony Van Bridge
    Gerard Parkes
    Roland Chenail
    Kahn Tineta Horn
    Lawrence Dane

  • Alejo Capano

    Just like Fraggle Rock.

    Alejo Capano, 12 Aug 2021
  • tmac-sjk

    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
  • Daisy444

    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
  • mommalynn111

    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
  • tigercubii

    Great film of a great man.

    tigercubii, 25 Apr 2011

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