New Film Highlights Idaho

Jun 6, 2016

A new “commercial hybrid” film takes viewers on a visual journey of Idaho, covering hundreds of miles of landscape and history. “Destination Idaho” will be shown for free Tuesday night in Boise.

Idaho filmmaker Karen Day says her 65 minute travelogue took her all over the state, from Boise to Wallace to Priest Lake.

She funded the film with public and private partners, from Shore Lodge to the National Park Service, to the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau. Her plan was to use history and visuals to inspire people to visit the Gem State.

“I consolidated 150 years or more of Idaho history, certainly more because we talk about the Nez Perce, and consolidated that into a very tasty little pill, or history lesson.”

“Destination Idaho” is designed to get people to value and visit Idaho. Day says the film dives into the history of Idaho and its people through a 2,000 mile road trip.

“I looked at stories that I thought would address stereotypes and also dispel them and also acknowledge them in some ways and say Idaho is much more than its stereotypes.”

“Destination Idaho” will screen Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Egyptian Theater in Boise. Day will also premiere her new three-minute short documentary on Idaho Olympian Kristin Armstrong at the free showing.

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