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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: Rams

Courtesy Gary Hustwit / RAMS
Dieter Rams in Gary Hustwit's film RAMS

Tuesday, we continue our series on documentary film with a profile of the father of modern industrial design, Dieter Rams. He may not be a household name, but Rams' design philosophy has helped shape many everyday items.

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Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with a documentary about the father of modern industrial design, Dieter Rams. While Rams may not be a household name, his influence can be seen in a lot of everyday household items, from calculators and electric razors to coffeemakers and radios. His mantra is simple: Less but better. Director Gary Hustwit’s film is a portrait of the iconic designer. It’s also an exploration of modern consumerism, sustainability, and the future of the things we use.

On Wednesday, November 7, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center will present a free screening of Gary Hustwit's documentary film Rams as part of our Through the Lens series. It's at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Hustwit will be there for a Q&A after the screening. Seating is limited, so get there early. You can get more information, and invite your friends, through our Facebook event.

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.