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RadioWest and Utah Film Center have partnered to present the best in documentary filmmaking. We talk with established and new directors who are changing the way audiences see the world and then screen their films.

Through the Lens: The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Thursday, RadioWest is live at 7:00 p.m. from the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Our guest is the filmmaker Lucy Walker. Her documentaries include DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, which followed Amish teens experimenting with life in mainstream America. Her most recent film is a meditation on life and healing as victims of the Japanese tsunami struggle to rebuild during cherry blossom season. Doug sits down with Walker and then we'll screen THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM.

  • Listen to the live Q&Awith Lucy Walker which followed the RadioWest and the Utah Film Centerlive broadcast from the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.
  • At 8:00 p.m., we'll screen The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (39 minutes) followed by an audience Q&A with Lucy Walker.
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Lucy Walker is best known for directing four feature documentary films: Devil’s Playground (2002), Blindsight (2006), Waste Land (2010) and Countdown to Zero (2010). Her most recent film is this short documentary The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011), which premiered at Toronto 2011 and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. This is Walker’s second consecutive Oscar nomination. In 2011 she was nominated for Best Documentary Feature for Waste Land. Lucy was also a DJ and directed Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues, for which she was twice nominated for an Emmy.



Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.