What would it be like to go back in time (with no cell phones, IM’ing, Twitter and Facebook or running water for that matter) and travel across the country just like the pioneers did? In Pursuit of a Dream documents 24 kids from across the US, (some who had never been out of their home town) embark on just such a journey for their summer vacation.
Led by three amazing teachers these new age “emigrants” trek through Wyoming and north to Oregon on a once-in-a-lifetime journey that challenge even the toughest in the group. They trade their modern conveniences for long dresses and overalls, load their wagons and took off for adventure on the Oregon and California Trails.
Along the way they met gold seekers, scoundrels and natives. And while they learn about the origins of the US as settlers moved west, they also learn about themselves and how the decisions they make could have serious and unexpected consequences for their group. Some make it, others do not. Join these kids in this hour-long drama as they are challenged to find the right direction, “In Pursuit of a Dream.”
Best Experimental Film
2010 Oregon FIlm Awards
Watch the trailer here (WMV file) 5 mins
Oregon-California Trails Association