He is one of the most powerful, compelling, and unique figures of the West--the last American to simultaneously assert the authority of spiritual leader, colonizer, political power broker, and economic master planner. Meet the man whose vision defined the Mountain West and whose influence continues to this day. (150 minutes)
Environment and You
As many as half of all Americans live in areas where the air quality is judged dangerous to their health. More than 96 cities violate federal health standards for air quality. This production explores critical issues of air quality and recycling. In two 20-minute segments, the video presents the dilemma and considers the solution.
Faces of Utah
Celebrate the uniqueness of diverse cultures in our state. This five-part video presentation on the Southeast Asian, Navajo, Black, Jewish, and Hispanic cultures in Utah is recommended by the Utah State Board of Education for grades 4 through 9, and corresponds to core curriculum requirements.
to the Centres of the Brain
One of the greatest challenges facing humanity today is to find out how our brains work. More than a century of research by thousands of neuroscientists has uncovered many secrets of the brain, but still no one knows how it makes you the person you are.
Safe Place: Violence Against Women
This powerful documentary goes behind the headlines and statistics to explore the origins of violence against women. The film includes the moving stories of women who have been assaulted, as well as interviews with men who commit these crimes. Gloria Steinem, Robert Bly, and other nationally known experts look at the causes and solutions.
From the first aria to final curtain call, this introduction to the fine art of opera teaches students how communication is conveyed through music. The program features stars from the Utah Opera Company performing a variety of opera's greatest songs before a young audience.
the Genetic Universe
The Human Genome Project, scientists' attempt to map the human DNA sequence, is the greatest scientific undertaking since the space race and much of the project is underway in Utah. This documentary introduces viewers to the study of genetics and its scientists, and explores the benefits and ramifications of understanding the genetic universe.
Members of the Native American, Mexican/Hispanic, Jewish, Japanese, and Greek communities in Utah share personal experiences regarding their immigration to (or relocation in) Utah, and the consequent struggle to maintain their respective cultural identities. Performed by the Repertory Dance Theatre, this five-part video combines personal history, dance, music, and photography to celebrate the rich ethnic and cultural heritage of Utah.
Thomas Paine was a key figure in the American Revolution. His Common Sense pamphlet, published January 10, 1776, called upon the colonies to break with Great Britain and articulated the vision of the American Revolution. Hans Petersen's Tom Paine is an intimate dramatic performance, bringing to life this celebrated figure from America's past. The program traces Paine's life from his childhood in England to his revolutionary years in America and his near-execution in France to his lonely final days in New York. The 55-minute production includes an intermission so that it may by shown over two class periods with time for discussion.
Utah: The Struggle for Statehood
Celebrating the centennial anniversary of Utah's statehood, this five-hour series captures the spirit of the pioneers' endurance, progression, and hope that characterizes the Utah experience of yesterday and today. This award winning documentary chronicles the state's arduous fifty-year path to statehood -- from determined pioneers seeking a haven to backroom lobbying and dealmaking in the halls of Congress, culminating Utah's victorious admittance to the Union.
Utah's African-American Voices
Utah's African-American voices, although few in number, profoundly influenced the course of Utah history since the early 1800s. This program captures the African-American experience in Utah through interviews with historians, educators, community leaders, and the personal stories of both long-time residents and those new to the area.
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