Hearts of Glass
The ANCOR Foundation is proud to be one of the major underwriters of the national public television broadcast of Hearts of Glass. The award-winning documentary is about an innovative Wyoming-based business that is making a positive impact in the community by supporting the employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
Filmmaker Jennifer Tennican tells the story of Vertical Harvest, a business and community resource with dual goals: meaningful, competitively paid employment for workers with I/DD, and year-round produce for Jackson Hole. Through the glass façade of the three-story hydroponic greenhouse, one sees an inclusive workforce focused on providing high-quality and nutritious food for their town.
The film debuted on public television on July 14, 2020, just two weeks before the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our generation’s defining civil rights legislation for people with disabilities, the ADA anniversary brings into sharp contrast the important work that employers like Vertical Harvest do to include workers with unique abilities. This compelling story is told against the backdrop of significant challenges that still demand solutions when it comes to the inclusion, support and empowerment of people with disabilities in the community.