U of I Film Students Showcase Pathfinders Projects

We partnered with University of Iowa Outreach & Engagement and a documentary film class to create 5, short, videos about projects we are working on. Check them out in multiple locations:


The “Pathfinders Portrait” is an introduction to Pathfinders RC&D. You can learn about the history and some of the work that we do. To create this video, all of the students in the class (approximately 15 students) worked collaboratively to absorb information and understand our organization and then interpret it in video form.


“This Land” highlights the work of Pathfinder’s partnership with the Iowa Department of Agriculture – Mines and Minerals Bureau to reclaim and restore abandoned mine land.


“A Small Town’s Secret” was created by a few students and shares information about one of the region’s tourist attractions – the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa. Shout out to Holly Berg, Pathfinders Board Member and Executive Director of the American Gothic House.


“Iowa Grassfed” tells the story of Lipes Family Farm. Farmers Greg and Katie Lipes are working with us on a project funded by the NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). You can learn more about it at www.grassfediowa.com.


“Passing Tradition” shows what life is and was like on family farms in Van Buren County, Iowa. Students worked with Mel from Villages Folk School on this film.