Host a public screening of Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana: Next Indiana to help your community envision Indiana's next 20, 100 and 200 years.


Indiana communities are invited to host a public screening and discussion of the new documentary, Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana: The Next Indiana, produced in partnership with WFYI Public Media.

In the film, you’ll meet Hoosiers across the state who are taking on today’s biggest challenges so that their communities are more resilient and prepared for the future.

We think these remarkable and inspiring stories are worth talking about with our friends and neighbors! To help you do that, we’ve created a free discussion guide. We’re also offering copies of the DVD and $100 stipends to community organizations that host public screenings and discussions of the film.


Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana explores Indiana’s 200-year history through the descendants of ordinary Hoosiers who lived through extraordinary times, while helping to shape the fabric of our state. Hosted by historian Jim Madison, this four-part series dives into Indiana’s most pivotal moments. Along the way, we discover the lesser-known details of our Hoosier story, and we see how the past, present and future intersect to reveal the Indiana yet to come.

In episode four, The Next Indiana, you’ll meet Hoosiers that are committed to making their community better – through service, through entrepreneurship, through education – and they’re hopeful about the future. These creative, hard-working and optimistic people exemplify the qualities it takes to build the Next Indiana.



The film is a great jumping off point for thoughtful, open-ended and imaginative conversations about the Next Indiana. Apply to host a public screening and discussion of Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana: The Next Indiana between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016 in order to qualify for a stipend. Find step-by-step instructions for how to apply and host your event in the discussion guide available for download below.


Contact Leah Nahmias ( / 317.638.1500, extension 139)