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Beth Federici is the producer/director of numerous feature length documentaries, including her latest AMERICA’S FIRST FOODIE: THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF JAMES BEARD, a collaboration with American Masters slated for national broadcast next spring, SPACE, LAND AND TIME: UNDERGROUND ADVENTURES WITH ANT FARM, which screened in the Film Center’s exhibition program and won a Cine Gold Eagle Award, and NEITHER HERE NOR THERE, about struggling refugee communities, which was nominated for a regional Emmy Award. With a background in community media television, she has taught documentary filmmaking and media literacy at the K-12 and adult level for many years, and holds a Masters in Public Administration degree from the University of Missouri.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.