Gerda: Dementia Field Notes
Gerda Saunders has a fabulous sense of style. She also has a progressive form of dementia, and lately she’s been asking herself whether all this effort she’s putting into her appearance...
Gerda
In 2010, Gerda Saunders learned that she has dementia. She was 61 years old at the time, and a professor at the University of Utah who was already recognizing symptoms in herself. This...
Building a Language
Trent Pehrson lives in American Fork, Utah with his wife and 8 children. He’s a software design engineer. When he was 10 he started creating his own language....
The Power of Music
This film comes from Dave Pilkington. He’s from Centerville and his work has focused on family histories and events. It’s a story told by Bountiful resident and World War II veteran...
Gerda: Downhill From There
We’re continuing our series with Gerda Saunders. Gerda has progressive dementia, and she’s been letting us follow her along the way. Recently, we went with Gerda and her husband to the...
Still Here
In the 1990s, when hundreds of patients were dying of AIDS right here in Utah, dancer Peter Christie beat the odds. Utah director Jenny Mackenzie and editor Scott Thornton created this...
Ties the Room Together
Josh Hanagarne is a writer and a librarian in Salt Lake City who’s written beautifully about his experiences with Tourette syndrome. We had him on RadioWest to talk about his 2013 book...
Insanity
Native American Paul Antonio's dreams are dashed at a young age. Decades later, after addictions, deaths, and long imprisonment he reclaims his hope for himself and his people. This short...
When We Were Knights
Here’s another short from the talented filmmakers at the Utah production company, Camp4 Collective.  You’ll be drawn to the excitement of the BASE jumping, but you’ll stay for the...
This Body
For all those filmmakers who are thinking about entering our shorts competition , here’s one that might fit our theme: The Body is a Temple. In 2008, I helped produce a documentary...
For Rylee
Trever Bradshaw is a single father in Farmington, Utah. We followed him as he trained for his first professional MMA fight. Special thanks to Steel Fist Fight Night and Mori Training...
Chirpy
Sometimes, we need to hear a voice that makes us feel safe … #kuer #npr...
Gerda: The Body That Is Left
When the time is right, Gerda Saunders is going to take her own life. Gerda has a progressive form of dementia and we’ve been following her during this process. Of course, identifying...
Street Portraits: SLC Tattoo Convention
People get tattoos for lots of different reasons. Some tattoos are just good art presented on the canvas of the body. Other tattoos tell a story. So there were lots of stories and lots of...