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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: 'Mucho Mucho Amor'

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Through the 1980s to the early 2000s, astrologer and TV personality Walter Mercado was a household name in Latinx homes–reaching, at his peak, an estimated 120 million people with his daily horoscopes. Then, in 2007, Mercado disappeared.

With their documentary Mucho Mucho Amor, directors Kareem Tabsch and Cristina Costantini bring Mercado back into the public eye, revealing how a young man from Puerto Rico became one of the most famous individuals in the Spanish speaking world. As the directors chronicle his journey from Puerto Rican sugarcane fields to international stardom–and his role as a vital figure against homophobia in Latin society–the film gives Mercado the revival he was seeking all along.

Walter Mercado passed away on November 2, 2019.

GUESTS

  • Kareem Tabsch, documentary fimmaker and co-founder and co-director of O Cinema, Miami's largest art house cinema
  • Cristina Costantini, documentary producer and director
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.