Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Beehive Stories

I've started watching a series of short documentaries called "Beehive Stories". Each 5-10 minute film in the series interviews someone from a county or national park in Utah to get a collective look at what it means to live in Utah. They are nice, feel-good stories and I like to see how my fellow Utahns view their hometowns, which vary greatly across the state.

I heard about this project while listening to a KBYU "Thinking Aloud" interview with BYU professor Brad Barber, who created the series with his film students. (I also recommend the "Thinking Aloud" program. The archived interviews are the perfect length to listen to during a workout.) The documentaries air occasionally on KBYU TV, but you can also stream them from here. Take a look. (My favorite so far is the Sanpete episode.)


Jenni said...

Utah rocks!

Markus said...

Go Beehive Stories!

Anonymous said...

FYI ... Just found this publicity, and thought I'd pass it along ...."Beehive Stories will be screening on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 7:30 in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. This is an advance screening of the 5 new episodes that will premiere on KBYU the following week. They are: Zion National Park, Grand County, Garfield County, Box Elder County, and Arches National Park. Brad Barber directed 3 of the Beehive Stories, including: Arches National Park, Grand County, and Zion National Park. Student Cambell Christensen co-directed Zion National Park and student John Bills directed Box Elder County." (from Marcus Smith)