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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: Hale County This Morning, This Evening

RaMell Ross / Idiom Film

In his film Hale County This Morning, This Evening, director RaMell Ross abandons the traditional documentary form, opting for a kind of lyrical and and vivid portrait of life in the modern South.

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Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with a conversation about a unique film that offers a glimpse into the black male experience in this country. In his film Hale County This Morning, This Evening, director RaMell Ross abandons the traditional documentary form for a kind of lyrical portraiture, weaving together images and scenes from the lives of two young men in modern Alabama. It’s a documentary, but it’s also a visual poem about the historical South and the people who call it home.

RaMell Ross is an assistant professor at Brown University's Visual Art Department directed, wrote, produced, shot, edited, and did the sound for his film Hale County This Morning, This Evening, which won a special jury prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

On Wednesday, December 12, we’re screening Hale County at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, our partnership with the Utah Film Center. RaMell Ross will be there for a post-film Q&A with Doug Fabrizio. DETAILS

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.