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Through The Lens: I Am Human

Provided by Utah Film Center
"I Am Human"

In the documentary I Am Human, filmmakers Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby follow three subjects whose brains are linked to machines, making them the world's first human cyborgs.

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For the three subjects of the documentary I Am Human, technology is more than a convenience, it’s part of who they are — literally. Ahead of our monthly Through the Lens screening, filmmakers Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby explain how they captured the stories of a paraplegic, a blind man and a woman with Parkinson’s whose brains are linked to machines, allowing them to operate beyond their disabilities and making them the world's first human cyborgs.


  • Taryn Southern, co-director of I Am Human; writer, singer-songwriter, artist.  
  • Elena Gaby, co-director of I Am Human

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center are screening I Am Human at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City as part of our Through the Lens series. Elena Gaby and Taryn Southern will join us for a Q&A following the screening.

For more information, go to KUER.org.

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.
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