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Soar above Delicate Arch, the Great Salt Lake, and the high Uintahs in KUED's Utah: A Portrait, a stunning aerial collage evoking the sweep and majesty of this unique land. Created by award-winning producer John Howe, this video postcard captures Utah at its finest.
Utah: A Portrait weaves together soaring visual imagery of the state with powerful words and a dynamic original score by Utah composer Tully Cathey.
Thematic "portraits" reveal the many different facets of Utah-from the sun-baked Salt Flats to the sapphire waters of Bear Lake. The DVD presents a comprehensive tour of Utah that begins in Northern Utah and progresses into Southern Utah's five national parks: Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Arches. In addition to characteristic shots of these parks, the program also visits less familiar spots, including the Aquarius Plateau, Abajo Mountains, and the upper Escalante River drainage. The film focuses on Utah's paradoxes-juxtaposing the desolate Salt Flats with the lush, rugged Uintah range. Interwoven historical details enhance Utah: A Portrait as it captures cities and towns throughout the state.
"The program is a visual celebration of the diversity of Utah," says Howe. "Certainly what we found during the aerial filming is how spectacular the state really is in terms of landscapes: from deserts, to forests, to striking rivers and lakes. They all combine to make Utah a great place to live."
Distributed for KUED, public broadcaster based out of the University of Utah.