Documentary producer Kim Jacobs follows the creation of the works by Hoosier artists, and the creation of a new landmark in the city. Designed by Indy’s own Rundell Ernstberger Associates, the program takes viewers to the artists’ workshops as they work to bring alive the Glicks’ vision.
How an historic totem pole from Alaska came to Indianapolis, and how it was later recreated for the Eiteljorg Museum.
Tough Decisions: Defending the Homeland is a compelling documentary that takes viewers behind-the-scenes during a groundbreaking simulation of a mock terrorist attack.
Produced in partnership with the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis and the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Tough Decisions chronicles the minute-by-minute response to a simulated terrorist attack through the eyes and emotions of Indiana University students as they attempt to balance the legal and policy issues that arise in such a situation. Together, these students must determine the best course of action following a series of frightening events involving questions of both domestic and international law.
Transformation: Old Building, New Life chronicles the dramatic restoration of the former Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Indianapolis (cornerstone laid in 1891) into the 21st Century home of Indiana Landmarks.
Visible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in Indiana 1921-1927 is the story of the rise and fall of the KKK in Indiana. Featuring interviews with scholars and individuals who lived through the time, historic documents and period photographs, you will learn about the rebirth of a discredited Southern fraternal organization. Nearly 50 years later, this organization rose to near complete power in the American Midwest. Any student of American history will be fascinated with the examination of this little known period in our nation’s past, and shocked at the power and influence the KKK embodied.
It was bright white limestone, shining up through clear water, that inspired Native Americans to name their sacred river “Waa-paah-siki” or the “Bright White.” French fur traders shortened the name to “Ouabache,” and the early settlers changed it again, to the name we know today: “Wabash.”
The Wabash is Indiana’s river. Its story of beauty and inspiration, of exploration and discovery, is the story of how we became who we are, both as a state…and as a nation.
That spirit of exploration and discovery lives on in The Wabash: Life on the Bright White River, a 500 mile, 19 county adventure, from the Ohio border to the Ohio River, to examine the delicate balance that exists between the people who live on the banks of the Wabash, and the Wabash River itself.
The dramatization of Wind Chimes and Promises relates the memories between the Knox family's arrival in Indianapolis in 1919 and the 16th birthday of Prudence Knox Adair, the narrator, in 1926. While this is a story of a person who lived in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood, it is also a story of the neighborhood and the city of Indianapolis from 1919-1926.
There are killers in our streams and rivers known as "low head" dams. The name implies low hazard and/or low impact, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The water going over these dams is a Jekyll-Hyde death trap. Odds are, anyone unfortunate enough to get caught in their violent, unrelenting, whirlpool will not get out alive.
In this new WFYI documentary, we see these notorious dams and get to know their victims, we talk with those trying to mitigate the dams’ threat, and we become better equipped to keep ourselves out of danger.
Carmel has grown from a one-stoplight farming community to one of the top places to live in the nation. And when you ask those who were around since the beginning, they'll often point to a surprising secret weapon in their success: the Carmel Dad' Club, its volunteer youth sports organization.
This new documentary, produced by WFYI and Good Vibes Media, will explore how the club that started in the late 1950s became a local rite of passage - fostering community spirit, pride and an appreciation for competitive edge.
When Kids Wrote the Headlines, The Children’s Express/Y-Press Story examines the 24-year run of the program from 1990 to 2012 before funding ran out.
More than 1,750 young Hoosiers ages 10 to 18 learned the craft of gathering information and presenting it in print and broadcast reports that were used by The Indianapolis Star, WFYI and other media outlets. The 30-minute film reveals how these youngsters learned to tackle serious topics close to home and from around the world in a professional manner, and how the experience transformed their lives.
Support for the documentary comes from Lilly Endowment, Inc.; Children’s Express/Y-Press alumni, friends and family; Lumina Foundation; the Hoover Family Foundation; and The Indianapolis Star.