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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: Bidder 70

Tim DeChristopher is the subject of the documentary film Bidder 70

Monday, we continue our Through the Lens documentary series with a film about a unique, crafty and effective act of civil disobedience. In 2008, environmental activist Tim DeChristopher made bogus bids for 22,000 acres of federal land up for auction. Some people found his actions inspiring, but after the courts finished with him, he found himself in jail. The film Bidder 70 follows DeChristopher’s growth as an outspoken activist even as the criminal case against him intensified.

RadioWest and the Utah Film Centerwill present a free screening of Bidder 70 on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. For more information, click here


Beth and George Gage have directed and produced six documentary films. Bidder 70 is their newest.

Ron Yengich is a partner of the law firm Yengich, Rich & Xaiz. He was part of Tim DeChristopher's pro bono law team during his trial.

Bidder 70 - Trailer from Suckatash Productions on Vimeo.

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.