Produced Directed & Written by Ben Hill
Hill is a communications professional and filmmaker in Iowa City, Iowa, USA. Website

Director of Photography, John Richard
Richard is a photographer and film maker who lives in Iowa City, Iowa, USA.  Website

Narrated by Lucinda Gainey
Gainey brings 35 years of experience in theatre and classical training to her voice acting career. Her extensive work with classical playwrights has given her an advantage in analyzing and performing advertising copy.

Associate Producer, Jennifer New
New directs the University of Iowa Obermann Center’s communications and assists with program management, outreach, and event planning. An accomplished writer, she is the author of three books, Dan Eldon: Safari as a Way of Life (Chronicle Books, 2011) being the most recent.

Associate Producer, Kecia Lynn
Lynn is the former coordinator of the IWP’s Between the Lines prpgram. Lynn’s prose has appeared in Black-Eyed Peas for the Soul and Ducts, and she wrote and read a personal narrative that aired on WBEZ-FM as part of the yearly multimedia public affairs series Chicago Matters. She was also the host of “Conversations from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop,” a television show airing monthly on the Big Ten Network that featured one-on-one interviews with well-known fiction writers.

Historical Research by Rachael Carlson
Carlson is the operations manager of the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. She has degrees in Cinema and Photography and History and enjoys working on documentary films.

The University of Iowa
State Historical Society, Inc.
Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities
The Iowa Arts Council

Special thanks to Susan Shullaw, Diane Johnson and Jeanette Pilak

Key Partners
Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature
University of Iowa Foundation
University of Iowa Special Collections and Archives
Coe College Library
PBS News Hour