“In Pursuit of a Dream” – Oregon California Trails Association
BPI produced the dramatic documentary film, “In Pursuit of a Dream,” for the Oregon-California Trails Association for use in schools and public venues. Winner of many awards including recognition at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood, CA, this film teaches history in a whole new way — by immersion into a specific time period.
Twenty-four young adults, ages 12-17, become the film’s new age “emigrants.” Led by three award-winning teachers they would trek through Wyoming and north to Oregon on a once-in-a-lifetime journey that challenged even the toughest in the group. They would leave behind all of their modern conveniences trading them for bonnets and overalls before they loaded their wagons for an adventure on the Oregon and California Trails. Along the way they met trail travelers from different eras, gold seekers, and natives.
While they discovered what made this nation great during Westward Expansion, they also learned about themselves and how the decisions they made could have serious and unexpected consequences for their group. Some made it. Others did not. But all learned from the journey…about themselves and about life.