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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: ‘76 Days’

Image courtesy of MTV Documentary Films

In January 2020, the majority of the world was unaware that a health crisis had hit Wuhan, China. Medical professionals and patients there quickly found themselves in a desperate situation, while their government worked to keep the story from spreading.

The documentary 76 Days takes viewers into the heart of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, recording the struggles and humanity of those on the frontlines. Shot at four Wuhan hospitals starting in February 2020, 76 Days captured a rapidly unfolding situation, focusing not on the politics of the crisis but on the intimate moments of the people living it in real time. We’ll talk with director Hao Wu Friday at noon about the challenges of recording a pandemic at its epicenter and how he made a film from 7,500 miles away.

Please join us for our free online screening of 76 Days followed by a Q&A with director Hao Wu on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. MST. You can find the link to the screening at UtahFilmCenter.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.