Indiana Humanities to partner with Heartland Film on environmental shorts premiere

Heartland Film to screen original short films created by Hoosier filmmakers during Indy Shorts International Film Festival

Indiana Humanities will partner with Heartland Film to premiere seven short documentary films about Hoosiers and their connections to the environment. The films are scheduled to premiere during Heartland Film’s Indy Shorts International Film Festival on Saturday, July 27 at Newfields.

The films are part of Indiana Humanities Unearthed initiative, a multiyear environmental theme that feature stories about Hoosiers’ unique relationships with the natural world. From the shores of Lake Michigan to the fields and farms of central Indiana, the Unearthed Film Series provides an intimate look into the lives of Indiana residents working, exploring, and caring for the land.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with our friends at Heartland Film to launch the insightful stories local filmmakers have brought to life across the state,” says Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities. “We hope Hoosiers will connect with these short films and take pride in the places they honor with their depictions.”

The seven short films included in this premiere are Worm Land by Will Wertz and Kolton Dallas; Symbiotic Hum by Jessica Dunn and Landon Caldwell; Finding Our Sense Of Place In Madison County by Moriarty Media; Grown In Gary by Samuel Love and Raymar Brunson; Launching The Lagoon by Jessica Renslow and Gretchen Sipp; Regenerate Indiana by the Moreau College Initiative of Holy Cross College at Notre Dame; Root Black by Manón Voice.

Indiana Humanities is grateful to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, the Griffith Foundation and the Joe and Carol Trimmer Indiana Film Fund for their support of this film project.

The films are recommended for viewers over the age of 12. Festival passes are available on Heartland Film’s website at https://tickets.indyshorts.org/passes/buy. You can learn more about the films and filmmakers at https://indianahumanities.org/event/indy-shorts-spotlight-indiana-humanities-unearthed-cohort/