Arts & Humanities Collection
Explore films about the arts and humanities within Indiana. This featured collection has been graciously presented by 1909 DIGITAL.
The Earth Keepers
In southern Indiana, a married couple decide to leave academia to move to a farm and start a composting business—employing ex-offenders along the way. Now they’re on a mission to avert a looming waste crisis in Indiana, and beyond.
Supported by: Indiana Humanities, for the INseparable Film Tou...
Larry from Gary
A dedicated dance teacher continues inspiring his current and former students even after the arts high school in Gary, Indiana where he's taught for decades is shut down by the state.
By seeing a person who's devoted his life to teaching have to leave his position because of the financial crisi...
Take Life As It Comes
This is Nelly Scott-Neiderberger, a charming 88-year-old Swiss woman who has a big story to tell.
Official Selection at the Switzerland International Film Festival, 2020
Starring Nelly Scott-Neiderberger
Carmen Vincent, Director/Producer/Camera/Editor
Evan Knowles, Production Assistant
No Limits: An Arts Series Focused on Access for All
The No Limits Art Series aims to strengthen inclusiveness and remove social barriers in the arts for individuals with disabilities. The Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation (IBCF), through a grant by Lilly Endowment Inc., organized high school students from the Indiana School for the Blind and Vis...
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The No Limits Art Series aims to strengthen inclusiveness and remove social barriers in the arts for individuals with disabilities. The Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation (IBCF), through a grant by Lilly Endowment Inc., organized high school ...
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Brian Presnell, artist, designer, and proprietor of an urban lumber company, is well-known as a prolific connector in his local community who uses his artistic talents and passion for recycling to make a positive impact on the ci...
50 Little Birds
A short documentary about Indiana-based folk artist Geoff Davis. As an artist, Geoff finds ways to translate his experiences in nature into his art. His long canoe journeys provide him inspiration, connecting with the wildlife that eventually become delicate wood carvings. But Geoff is seeking mo...
Pressing On: The Letterpress Film
The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has let...
American film director Ira Mallory explores the closing of Broad Ripple High School and its legacy in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2018, the announcement that four potential public high schools in Indianapolis may close sparks widespread outcry. Among the schools slated for closing is Broad Ripple H...
If Not Now, Then When?
Some people feel like the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's was a long time ago. It wasn't. The fight still rages on in the year of 2020 with many changes still not happening. If not now, then when? If not us, then who?
Winner Best Documentary Short Film
Screen Power Film Festival 2020
Third Space: West Newton Elementary & Jackie Head
Third Space: Center for Inquiry & Anila Agha
Third Space: Butler University Lab & Meredith Setser
Third Space: Edison School of the Arts & Samuel Levi Jones
A bladesmith in Anderson, Indiana explains how he got his start making knives for movies and collectors.
Cos Wars: More Than a Hobby
Two avid Star Wars fans live out their love of the franchise through costuming.
Winner of the Crystal Pillar for student production from the Lower Great Lakes Emmy organization. Also screened at the Lake George Film Festival and Hoosierdance Film Festival.
Counting the Cost
A mother recollects her family's experience in leaving an Amish community.
The Net Makers
In rural Southern Indiana, two men carry on the tradition of crafting hoopnets and commercially fishing in the White and Wabash Rivers. Despite the threat of invasive species, climate change impacts and the shifting dynamics of commercial fishing and social norms, Larry and Danny spend countless ...
Vital Passage: A Holocaust Rescue Story
‘Vital Passage’ chronicles a pair of midwestern Jewish merchants’ amazing story as they risked their business and livelihood to provide a vital passage for German Jews to escape the Holocaust and come to America.
For 85 years (1906 through 1991) Plaut’s Dry Goods store was a fixture on Goshen’s ...
Dreaming In Public II: Art and the Art of Living
Visual artist in their own distinct styles, Laurie Rousseau and Ramiro Rodriguez are making art in the real world. Both their partnership and art careers have deep roots. Throughout this program they talk about the motivation behind their work, family, and making a full life as visual artists. Th...