Iowa – An American Portrait


Iowa – An American Portrait chronicles the enduring bonds between past and present and explores the human spirit nourished by a deep and pervasive love of land, community and family.

Stunning cinematography is combined with poignant historical images, original music, dramatic readings, and a heartfelt, thoughtful narration by NBC’s Tom Brokaw in this lasting tribute and timeless impression of a special place within the heartland of America.




“…a film that touches the very soul of our state.”
Tim Walch, Director
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

“…an imaginative and beautifully crafted film… well beyond the norms in this field… It is artistry.”
CINE Film Festival

“…the best and most beautiful TV study of our state I’ve ever seen… a major league production.”
Chuck Offenburger
The Des Moines Register