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Season 3 of Backstory: The Filmmaker's Vision begins July 6

Backstory Andrew Tsao

Watch an all new season of films and interviews, premiering Saturday, July 6 at 9:30 p.m.

From documentaries to dramas and shorts, the latest season of Backstory: The Filmmaker's Vision, will give you a variety of reasons to tune in on Saturday nights. Take a look behind the lens with us each week, as host, Andrew Tsao, from the UW School of Drama interviews filmmakers to get the real story behind their work and the filmmaking process. Then, watch the films uncut and uninterrupted, plus a final wrap up with the filmmaker.

UWTV Highlights

Whistlint VivaldiWhistling Vivaldi with Claude Steele
Friday, June 28 at 6 p.m.
In author Claude Steele's book, "Whistling Vivaldi," he recounts vivid, relatable examples of how pervasive American stereotypes can influence behavior and performance. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.

Four Peaks SquareRockin' the Seattle Art World
Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m.
Sandra Jackson-Dumont is a rock star in the Seattle art world. She was wooed here from New York to take on a huge challenge: inspire a lifelong relationship with art, especially among young people. Today, she has been recognized as one of the city's most influential for her groundbreaking work. Yet how does Sandra Jackson-Dumont inspire interest in an in-person visit to a museum when we think we get all we need through a screen? And what does it mean to curate in this age of readily available content?

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Mini Med 2013Special Needs Babies: Mini-Med 2013
Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
A "special baby" needs more help from others -- more health care and services, sometimes even surgery. How are these babies identified and diagnosed early enough to make a difference? Doctor Samuel Robert Browd delivers his talk on hydrocephalus, one of the most challenging problems in neurosurgery.

Lab Medicine Genomic DataProper Use of Clinical Tests: Lab Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, June 27 at 11 p.m.
Professor Michael Astion describes new interventions to improve lab test utilization based mostly on recent work at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The interventions include email templates mailed to providers in response to specific test orders, privileging, send-out formularies, and CPOE templates. The system developed at Seattle Children’s has been used as the model for a new service which helps peer hospitals improve their use of lab tests. The result is cost savings to hospitals and increased value to patients.

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The camera is ready to roll on the Backstory set! We're excited to present a whole new season of feature length films, shorts and documentaries beginning July 6 at 9:30 p.m.  


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