Grace A. Tanner Center

Senses of Place: A Documentary Film Series that explores connections between human values and place

A collaboration between the Grace A. Tanner Center in Human Values and the Gerald R. Sherratt Library. Curator: Christopher Clark, outreach librarian,

All films are free and open to the public.

No Place on Earth: An Incredible True Story of Strength and Survival

  • Wednesday, September 26
    5:30 pm
    Library 002

While mapping out the largest cave system in Ukraine, explorer and investigator Chris Nicola discovers evidence that five Jewish families spent nearly a year and a half in the pitch-black caves to escape the Nazis. This is the story of the longest uninterrupted underground survival in recorded human history.

KUED Premier - Battle Over Bears Ears

Followed by Talk-back with Producer Nancy Green

  • Tuesday, October 16
    6:30 pm Dessert Bar Reception
    Whiting Room, Hunter Conference Center
  • 7:00 pm Screening
    8:00 pm Producer Talk-Back
    Gilbert Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center

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. But many question if it is even possible to find consensus among deep divisions. The question remains, how can Utah’s diverse voices and interests in this extraordinary landscape find common ground?

Battle Over Bears Ears