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New film provides introduction to Grand Canyon National Park

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — A new film that gives visitors a thrilling introduction to the Grand Canyon debuted this spring at a newly constructed theater at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

“Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder,” narrated by actor Peter Coyote, takes visitors on a rim-to-river and dawn-to-dusk journey through the park and tells stories of Native American connections to the canyon, pioneer history, the Colorado River and water, the geology of the canyon, the canyon as a place of inspiration and the efforts to preserve and protect the Grand Canyon.

“Our goal with the film was to take people on a journey into the Grand Canyon…to not just watch the film, but experience it,” said Josh Colover, who produced and directed the film. “We worked very hard to put the camera in places that capture one-of-a-kind images, especially in places most visitors would not venture.”

“Over the past 10 years the park has received numerous visitor comments about our lack of an orientation program like those offered in most national parks,” said Judy Hellmich-Bryan, chief of interpretation at Grand Canyon National Park, “so, it is very exciting that we are now able to provide them with this experience.”

The film is shown on the hour and half hour during the hours the visitor center is open. It is available for purchase at the park and online at www.grandcanyon.org.

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