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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: Digging Through the Darkness

Tuesday, we continue our documentary film series with the story of the Five Browns. Five siblings, all piano prodigies, who rose to international stardom. Then came the devastating revelation that their father had sexually abused the three daughters.

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Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series on documentary film with the story of five very talented siblings, their meteoric rise to stardom, and a dark secret. Desirae, Deondra, Gregory, Melody and Ryan Brown are all talented pianists and they were as close as siblings get. Nevertheless, something wasn’t quite right. When it was revealed that their father had sexually abused the three sisters, the Five Brownshad to come to terms with their broken family and work to find solace and healing.

On Wednesday, June 6, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center are hosting a screening of director Benjamin Niles's documentary film Digging Through the Darkness, about the Five Browns. It's part of our Through the Lens series about documentary films. That event is at 7:00 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Niles and the Five Browns will be there for a Q&A with Doug Fabrizio after the film.

PLEASE NOTE: While our Through the Lens screenings are normally first-come-first-seated, this event has attracted such attention that we're ticketing for it. As of 10:40 AM on May 29, tickets for the event are sold out. However, there will be an onsite waitlist that will open at 6:00 PM for queuing. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on seat availability.  For more details, visit the Utah Film Center's web site

Due to popular demand, the Utah Film Center is hosting a second screening of Digging Through the Darkness on Thursday, June 7, at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Free tickets are required for that screening. DETAILS

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.