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...
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...
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...
Come Closer
Jeff Metcalf is an essayist, playwright, poet, and teacher living in Salt Lake City. He’s been a guest on RadioWest to talk about his diagnosis of prostate cancer. Metcalf told us how he...
Pride & Faith
Scott Raia has created a beautiful portrait of what it means to be gay and Mormon. The story plays out on the campus of BYU in the year he is graduating to an uncertain future. That...
The General
Here’s a short profile from filmmaker MP Cunningham about a homeless man here in Utah. Cunningham says his friend "The General" is usually a happy man, but this story captures one of his...
Episode 3: Night Wings
Utah County filmmakers Melody Chow and Sterling Elliott have created a series of short films about the music scene in Provo. There will be 10 episodes total, including the bands Deadtooth,...
Trevor Southey: Advice on Coming Out to Parents
This clip is from an interview with Utah artist Trevor Southey for the upcoming documentary film Art and Belief by Nathan Florence and Matt Black. The film follows Trevor and the group of...
Quincy
When Utah filmmaker Sean Slobodan and photographer James Winegar saw videos of 5-year-old Quincy surfing in Australia, they knew they wanted to film her. Sean said her energy was...
Street Portraits: Gallivan Center
How important is style when making a first impression? Do you judge people by what they wear? VideoWest talked to people around Gallivan Plaza in Downtown Salt Lake City for this...
Elder
In 1974, Tom Clark served an LDS mission in Italy. What he didn’t expect was to fall in love with a handsome Italian Communist. Clark tells the story of his relationship with Gianni and...
Street Portraits: Library Square
The VideoWest team headed to Library Square in Downtown Salt Lake City for the latest installment in our Street Portraits series. We heard some thoughtful advice from the stylish people...
The Journey of a Seamstress
Katty Mojica came to the United States from Peru in 1984. She didn’t speak English and had to figure out how to make a life here. Her skills as a seamstress provided the path. This...
Perfect Little Machines
In a Midvale strip mall – tucked between a BBQ joint and an insurance company – artist Jean-Michel Arrigona has created a sort of cabinet of natural curiosities.  Some people will be...
Celebrating the Forgotten Wives of Joseph Smith
Leslie Peterson is an artist based in Salt Lake City. Before the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published an essay called Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo, she didn’t...