VPM’s “Life in the Heart Land”

Special Screening, Celebration + Panel Discussion - FREE 


Thurs (5/4) 6:30pm
Doors will open at 6:00pm


  • This event is FREE and requires registration- ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED- PLEASE REGISTR AT VENUE



Explore rural Virginians creating community-driven solutions to their toughest challenges 

This screening will offer a broad view of VPM‘s eight-episode docuseries “Life in the Heart Land.” You won’t see this screening anywhere else!

Episode topics include food insecurity, justice reform, recycling plastics, access to broadband, farming, reclaiming Native American identity, and the affordable housing crisis.

Join us to celebrate the neighbors, communities and organizations featured in the series and their stories of unique solutions to enhance their communities.

Following the screening, producers from Deep Structure Productions and folks featured in the series will have a deeper conversation about how they are tackling these challenges and how you can help.

Lysandra Petersson, Producer, Deep Structure Productions
Elizabeth Coltrane, Housing Law Attorney, Blue Ridge Legal Services
Jonathan Swartz, Associate Director, Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice
Pedro Lopez, High Tunnel Grower, Lawrenceville, VA
Edith “Lou” Branham, Director of Monacan Indian Nation Museum
John Boyd Jr., Owner, Boyd Farms, & Founder, National Black Farmers Association

Before and after the screening, you’ll have opportunities to engage in conversation with the VPM staff, Deep Structure producers and people featured in the series.


To learn more about VPM and Life in the Heart Land docuseries visit: vpm.org/heartland.


About VPM
As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM connects nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley to insightful programming in arts and culture, history, science, news and education. VPM operates public television stations VPM PBS, VPM Plus, VPM PBS KIDS, lifestyle channel VPM Create and international program channel VPM WORLD, as well as Richmond NPR station VPM News (88.9 FM) and VPM Music (107.3 FM, 93.1 FM and 88.9-HD2). In the Northern Neck (89.1 FM) and Southside Virginia (90.1 FM), listeners receive a combination of news and music. Audiences can access VPM online at VPM.org and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  


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