Bodmers Journey

Rated: G
Director: Luke Gasser          Producer: Luke Gasser
Length: 94 min
Switzerland, USA

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Tracing the footsteps of Swiss artist Karl Bodmer and German Prince Maximilian zu Wied, who traveled up north on the Missouri river to follow the Louis and Clark Expedition. Karl Bodmer left our world the largest collection of Indian native paintings and portraits. This feature documentary was shot at original places. A large Swiss-American non-profit cooperation featuring Indian natives like Chief Crow Dog and Crow Dog Jr from the Lakota tribe and the current art of the Joslyn Art Museum Nebraska.

No one knew probably at the time what a historically and scientifically important trip it would be, as on May 17, 1832 the German Prince Maximilian of Wied, his Staff, the hunter and taxidermist David Dreidoppel and the young Swiss Artist Karl Bodmer set out on their important journey, which finally made it into annals of History as “Journey into North America. ” Written by Monika Baech

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