'Just what, exactly, is going on here?' is not an unpopular question among visitors to the state of Utah. Tyrone Davies spent eight years with a video camera asking that question to nearly every Utahn he met. The result is a discursive collection of stories, interviews and media collages about the cultural landscape of the 'State of Deseret'. GLORIOUS THINGS ARE SUNG OF ZION presents a plethora of unexpectedly diverse 'best answers' to this enduring question that go far, far beyond the most common answer ('there are a lot of Mormons here') to reveal a collection of intricately intertwined stories about utopian ideology.