The People
“The People” is Eileen Tinhorn Quintana's view of her Navajo spirituality, her relationship to the earth, and how these are celebrated in dance. Directors Amy Ollerton and David Padeken...
Made to Fight
David Carrier is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Utah. Last fall, he co-authored a paper that argued the human fist evolved for fighting. He and his team were caught off...
FALLEN TREE
Last summer University of Utah biologist Nalini Nadkarni fell out of a tree. Fifty feet. She’s lucky to be alive. Nalini is one of the world’s most knowledgeable experts...
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....
Unruly Things
In the spring when the rains come, mushrooms flourish in unexpected places. We went with Utah musician and educator Ardean Watts to one of his favorite hunting spots in the west part of the...
The Calm – Surf Photographer Brian Bielmann
Utah filmmaker MP Cunningham visited the North Shore and spent a few days with surf photographer, Brian Bielmann. At age 18, Bielmann packed his bags and, with two hundred dollars in...
The Devil and Mr. Mouse
I asked Joseph LeBaron of the Utah-based production company The Good Line to set up this piece. They're partnering on a feature documentary about extreme obstacle races called Rise of the...
News Wars
You hear people complain about the current state of journalism: polarized reporting, personal agendas, snarky comment sections. But if you think it's bad these days, consider the 19th...
Body Snatchers
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, people became increasingly interested in medicine as a science. But to understand the human body, you have to see all of the human body....
S_PACE
This short documentary by Salt Lake filmmaker Matt Black asks how technology influences art. It's about Utah poet Amanda Hurtado, who is a fan of poet and jazz musician Clark Coolidge. She...
If You’re Gonna Wear the Uniform
Meet Utah filmmaker Dusty Hulet.  A few years ago he went to Mount Everest to do some work with a philanthropic group. On his final day at base camp he went to shoot the sunrise over the...
Life As it Was
This week, a conceptual piece from our friends at The Good Line. Their motto is “Capturing Life As It Is.” It’s an idea inspired by Russian filmmaker Dziga Vertov, who believed the...
The Event
In June of 2010 I was one of the media witnesses for the firing-squad execution of Ronnie Lee Gardner. I co-produced a documentary for KUED that explored the same kinds of questions...
Mars One Way
There were 200,000 people who applied to participate in a project called Mars One. It’s a private enterprise to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars and film a reality show...