Iowa Land and Sky (Festival LIVE event)

Mar 6, 2019  | 1 hr 33 min  | 

Iowans will experience their state in an entirely new way during Festival 2019 with Iowa Public Television’s new documentary, Iowa Land and Sky.

The program will premiere on IPTV’s statewide broadcast Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. Through the use of mesmerizing aerial videography and stunning on-the-ground camera work, Iowa Land and Sky will delight, entrance and transport viewers across the state’s breathtaking landscapes. Leveraging the latest advancements in aerial drone cinematography, this program brings viewers a unique bird’s-eye perspective of the state’s landforms, waterways and towns.

“We’ve spent two years capturing Iowa’s most photogenic landscapes and landmarks during more than 500 drone flights from border to border,” said executive producer Andrew Batt. “Iowa Land and Sky is the most comprehensive aerial cinematography project in our state’s history.”

Through television broadcast specials, online experiences and social media conversations, Iowa Land and Sky presents an entertaining and educational exploration of Iowa’s communities, natural environments and environmental challenges. The visuals and stories created through the project will help all Iowans better appreciate the ecological and geological diversity of their state. IPTV began sharing stories online and through its social media channels during fall 2018.

A limited documentary series will follow in late spring 2019. Following the March 6 premiere, viewers have several opportunities throughout Festival 2019 to enjoy Iowa Land and Sky: Saturday, March 9 at 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m.; Monday, March 11 at 9 p.m.; and Saturday, March 16 at 8 a.m.

“Iowans may have visited some of these locations but likely have never flown over, under and through them,” said Batt. “It’s a journey of discovery for Iowans of any age seeking beauty in their own backyard.”

Support for Iowa Land and Sky is provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP) and the Gilchrist Foundation.

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