FootageBank HD Represents Rare Look at Native America with New Collection from A Thousand Roads Film

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FootageBank HD, the only footage company specializing in High Definition (HD) content, today announced its exclusive representation of clips from A Thousand Roads, the signature film of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Shot in super 35mm film and then output via a 4K scan to HD, the 40-minute film follows the lives of four contemporary Native Americans and includes visually compelling landscapes and portraits of Native peoples.

FootageBank HD, the only footage company specializing in High Definition (HD) content, today announced its exclusive representation of clips from A Thousand Roads, the signature film of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Shot in Super 35mm film and then output via a 4K scan to HD, the 40-minute film follows the lives of four contemporary Native Americans and includes visually compelling landscapes and portraits of Native peoples.

“The film embodies the enduring spirit of the Natives of the Americas and the iconic landscapes that shape their lives – from the ice floes of the Arctic to the concrete canyons of Manhattan,” said Barry Clark of Mandalay Media Arts, who co-produced A Thousand Roads with the film’s co-writer, Scott Garen. “The cinematography, by Claudio Miranda, is spectacular. And, in view of FootageBank HD’s uncompromised standards of quality, there is no question in my mind that this is the best possible home for our images.”

The film was a collaboration of expert filmmakers and Native American advocates and artists and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005. It currently screens several times each day at the NMAI in Washington, D.C., a landmark institution visited by more than 4 million people each year.

“The images from this film are breathtaking, from rare footage of the Aurora Borealis to remote villages in Peru, and all are perfect for commercial and theatrical application,” said Paula Lumbard, founder and president of FootageBank HD. “We are pleased FootageBank HD was chosen to represent footage from this unique look at Native American life.”

About FootageBank HD

FootageBank HD is a privately-held company based in Los Angeles, CA founded by industry icon Paula Lumbard. Lumbard anticipated the coming demand for High Definition (HD) motion content in 2002 when she opened her second footage company. FootageBank HD continues to be the only footage house specializing in HD content and is dedicated to shooting and aggregating collections of HD images to serve the rapidly growing demand for HD content in the film and television marketplace. For more information, please visit http://www.footagebankhd.com.

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