KUED Premiere Coming to SUU’s Tanner Center

Published: October 02, 2018 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Battle over bears ears, a KUED filmSouthern Utah University’s Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values is exploring the influence of place on human experience through a variety of events that will invite participants to consider what it means to have a sense of place, how that perspective shapes the values of individuals and communities, and why our connection to place may be changing in the modern world.

On October 16th at 7:00 pm in the Gilbert Great Hall, the Tanner Center presents a KUED documentary premiere titled, Battle Over Bears Ears. This one-hour documentary explores how history and language shape our views and relationship to the land, what Western lands mean to us, and who should have control over them. Along with the voices of those who are connected to the place, the landscape is also a featured character. The film will highlight why the region is special. Although the monument has been designated, the battle over its future and how to manage it is just beginning. Producer Nancy Green will participate in a talkback following the film.

Nancy Green specializes in the production of documentaries for local, regional, and national PBS broadcast. Her work at KUED spans nearly 25 years, focusing on diverse topics, including healthcare, the arts, history, and the outdoors. Recent films include, Homeless at the End, Search & Rescue, The Utah Bucket List, Maynard Dixon to the Desert Again, and On the Edge: Mental Health in Utah. Green has won numerous awards during the course of her career, including awards from: the Rocky Mountain Emmys, Utah Society of Professional Journalists, Houston WorldFest, National CINE Golden Eagle, New York Film Festivals, and Women in Television & Film. Green’s production, The Journey Home: Stories From Hospice(2001), was recognized with a Utah Hospice Association Excellence Award and is a program that is considered by many to be a fundamental educational work regarding hospice care in Utah.

This premiere is the first film of a series co-sponsored through a partnership between the Grace A. Tanner Center in Human Values and the Gerald R. Sherratt Library, titled “Senses of Place: A Documentary Film Series that explores connections between human values and place.” An opening reception with a dessert bar will precede the screening at 6:30 in the Whiting Room of the Hunter Conference Center. All films are free and open to the public.

In conjunction with this year’s theme, the Tanner Center is also collaborating with SUU’s Frehner Museum of Natural History to publish a guide to culturally significant plants that will be co-authored with the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah. The Grace A Tanner Center for Human Values seeks to promote access to scholarly and scientific learning in all areas of human values which embrace moral, artistic, intellectual, and spiritual concepts. For questions about Tanner Center events, please visit the Tanner Center website or email tannercenter@suu.edu.

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