Arts & Humanities Collection

Arts & Humanities Collection

Explore films about the arts and humanities within Indiana. This featured collection has been graciously presented by 1909 DIGITAL.

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Arts & Humanities Collection
  • 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

    Credits:
    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...

  • AUDIO DESCRIBED - No Limits: An Arts Series Focused on Access for All

    This version of the film contains audio description.

    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 ...

  • IMBPREZ

    IMBPREZ streaming exclusively on Hoodox beginning June 17th, 2021.

    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...

  • In Closing

    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...

  • Finding Hygge

    Hygge, the Danish art of creating joy and coziness in life's everyday moments, has exploded in popularity amidst growing division and distrust around the world. But finding hygge in one's own life can be more complicated that it seems. This globe-trotting film presents a surprising, funny, and of...

  • 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
    Londo...

  • Black Unscripted

    Told through the personal stories of five individuals, Black Unscripted is a fearless
    exploration of the way America’s need to define blackness has challenged the identity of an
    entire community

  • Food First

    Attitudes about food are changing nationally. People are becoming selective about where they get their food, taking a stand against mass food production and working together to solve food access issues. Farmers’ markets, alternative food stores and expanded restaurant choices are popping up every...

  • Snag in the Plan

    10 to 15 years ago when biologists caught and tracked bats in Southern Indiana, for every three bats captured, one was a northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). Now, scientists are lucky to find one or two during a week-long search. In July 2019, researchers went looking for the norther...

  • 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

  • The Bladesmith

    A bladesmith in Anderson, Indiana explains how he got his start making knives for movies and collectors.

  • Nurk

    A portrait of Professional Drone Racer, Paul Nurkkala.

  • 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.