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Deseret (1995)

US 82m, B&W, Colour
Director: James Benning; Narrator: Fred Gardner

deseretDeseret is a documentary film that presents the history of Utah from 1851 to 1992.  The film’s narration is based on excerpts taken from the pages of the New York Times during this period. In combining static camera images with these short stories, the production looks and sounds as if it were filmed during the periods which it documents. Essentially a history lesson of the state, in which the Mormon inhabitants play the central role, Deseret is an oddly interesting exploration of Indian wars, polygamy, politics, racism and radiation (Klaus Ming March 2016).

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