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Hearts of Glass is a new PBS documentary following the tumultuous first 15 months of operation of Vertical Harvest (VH), a multi-story, state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse. The social impact business provides year-round produce to a mountain town while offering meaningful employment in an inclusive setting for people with disabilities.
The film weaves the story of VH’s launch with the personal journeys of employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Plants and people grow together in this intimate portrait of innovation, inclusion and community.
One story can make a difference. We're launching a national campaign to take the film to documentary fans across the country and show that innovation and inclusion can go hand-in-hand, benefiting citizens with disabilities and the community at large. The film will generate awareness and impact through:
- Red carpet film festival screenings
- Presentations at top conferences
- National PBS broadcast
- Virtual screenings + panel discussions
- Resources for stakeholders
- Educational materials
- Interdisciplinary content
- Release on iTunes and Amazon
The current health crisis is changing the way we all communicate with and support our communities. Based on feedback from organizations we've partnered with on previous events, we know the film is an effective tool to catalyze conversations about supported and customized employment, and community inclusion. Additionally, the film is engaging people with interests ranging from sustainable agriculture to social entrepreneurship. The Hearts of Glass team is offering special virtual events in response to demand for the film.
We’ve already had success with an online format that includes: access to the full film for a window of time via a customized web page, and a live panel discussion that allows for audience interaction with the filmmaker.
We’d like to partner with you as we take our film and message about the value of meaningful and inclusive employment to audiences across the country. Through collaborating, we hope to provide you with exciting options to compliment your mission, while engaging and energizing your community.
JenTen Productions, led by award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Tennican, has a proven track record of producing high-quality and engaging documentaries for national distribution. Since production on the film began, JenTen has been laying the groundwork for the film’s launch by cultivating relationships with local, regional and national experts and organizations focused on disability advocacy, social entrepreneurship, sustainability and local food production.
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