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Each year, RadioWest sits down for in-depth conversations with filmmakers and producers during the Sundance Film Festival. Just like the festival, the RadioWest team has eclectic taste. We hope you enjoy the diversity of topics as much as we do.

Sundance 2020: 'Spaceship Earth'

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Deep in the Arizona desert, there’s an enormous glass terrarium that houses a replica, in miniature, of the earth’s ecosystems. It’s called Biosphere 2.

Created by a visionary group of countercultural characters, the biosphere was a testing ground to explore what it would take to establish self-sufficient colonies on other planets. Eight people were chosen to live in the biosphere, sealed off from the rest of the world for two years, and, perhaps surprisingly, it worked—mostly. Spaceship Earth, filmmaker Matt Wolf’s documentary about the Biosphere 2 experiment, is showing at Sundance this year, and he joins us Friday at 10 a.m. to talk about it.

Matt Wolf's documentary Spaceship Earth is showing in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The film's final screening at the festival is Friday, January 31, at 6 p.m. at the Redstone Cinemas in Park City.

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.