Two free screenings of “Shadows of David Thompson,” a film by George Sibley, will be shown at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave.
Thompson, a fur trader, surveyor, and mapmaker, was one of the first Europeans to explore many of the regions in the Pacific Northwest.
Sibley, whose film, “Ordeal by Fire,” was shown at the library in 2010, has been a filmmaker for more than 40 years, mostly making educational films and documentaries. Based in Florida, he is fond of telling lesser-known stories of American history to wider audiences.
In 2001 he started Gale Force Films to help increase the use of video programs by nonprofit groups.
In 2009 “Shadows of David Thompson” was widely shown in cities across Canada and the U.S. as part of the 200th anniversary of Thompson’s most important explorations. Since Thompson established the first European posts in what is now Idaho and western Montana, several Historical Societies and museums in North Idaho were among those who showed the film. Montana Public Television also aired the program.
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