America's Darling, a documentary film that chronicles the life of Ding Darling, premiered in October 2012. Darling was a longtime cartoonist for the Des Moines Register and a leading figure in the conservation movement.
Photographer David Plowden and Director of Humanities Iowa Chris Rossi spoke about the exhibit David Plowden's Iowa, with Plowden recounting his experiences traveling and photographing Iowa, sharing the stories behind his photographs.
In June, the Iowa History Center and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs hosted the premiere of Iowa Public Television’s “The Farm Crisis,” a 90-minute film about the tragic and devastating agricultural depression of the 1980s. The evening also featured documentarian Laurel Bower Burgmaier and special guest NBC News correspondent Harry Smith, who narrated the film.