“Hearts of Glass” – Featured Event

Banner for the Hearts of Glass film. Shows the filmmaker standing with two workers from the vertical farm.

Hearts of Glass: Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion Linking Health to Social Factors

March 14, 2022 at 5pm ET I 2pm PT

Join us for a special screening opportunity of the award-winning documentary, Hearts of Glass. In this film, you will meet several people with intellectual and developmental disabilities whose health and lives were improved through employment at Vertical Harvest (VH). VH is a state-of-the-art vertical greenhouse in the small town of Jackson, Wyoming.

Be sure to tune in March 14, 2022, for a dynamic panel discussion and Q&A with Vertical Harvest Employees, medical experts and leaders in the disability community.

To watch the film on demand (3/9 to 3/18) register at bit.ly/NNLMHeartsofGlass


  • Film: PG, 2019, Documentary, 68-minutes
    • Descriptive Audio: English
    • Closed Captioning: English and Spanish
  • Panel Discussion: Livestream, 60 minutes
    • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation
    • Closed Captioning: English

Watch the Panel Discussion

About the Panel:

On March 14, 2022, at 5pm ET/2pm PT, the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), AAHD and the All of Us Research Program presented a special panel discussion and Q&A about the links between social factors and health, specifically in the disability community. Panelists included Jen Tennican (Filmmaker), Caroline Croft Estay (Co-Founder & Chief Potential Officer, Vertical Harvest Farms), Kyle Burson (Administrative Associate, Vertical Harvest Farms), and Gloria Krahn (Disability Research Consultant). The discussion was moderated by Karl Cooper, the Director of Public Health Programs for the American Association on Health and Disability.

Watch the Trailer:

Trailer: Hearts of Glass – A Vertical Farm Takes Root in Wyoming from Jennifer Tennican on Vimeo.