Through The Lens: I Am Human

Jan 3, 2020

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.

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.

GUESTS

  • 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.