ReelAbilities Boston Disabilities Film Festival
Hearts of Glass: A Vertical Farm Takes Root in Wyoming
Directed by Jennifer Tennican
70 Min | English | United States | Documentary
Feature | Open Captions
Activism, Advocacy, Disability Rights, Employment, Food, Inclusion, Independent Living, Social issues, Technology, Women
Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities
Hearts of Glass follows the tumultuous first 15 months of operation of Vertical Harvest , a multi-story, state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse that grows crops while providing meaningful, competitively-paid jobs for people with disabilities.
The film weaves the story of Vertical Harvest's launch with the personal journeys of several employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Innovation and inclusion create a fertile environment for people and plants to grow.