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Through The Lens: 'Boys State'

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The cutthroat world of politics goes to high school in Boys State, this month's Through the Lens free film screening.

In Boys State, filmmakers Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss chronicle Austin, Texas’ annual week-long political exercise, as some 1,100 high school seniors – all boys – gather to build their own state government, culminating in the election of one student as governor. It’s a microcosm for the country at large, viewed through the eyes of a whole lot of 17-year-olds. 

NOTE: In order to watch the free online screening of Boys State on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. and join directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine for the Q&A following the screening, please go to UtahFilmCenter.org to register and sign into the screening. 

You can register for the free online screening of Boys State by clicking here.

Watch the trailer for Boys State here.

Through the Lens is a partnership between Radiowest and the Utah Film Center.

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.