An Evening With Community-Based Storytellers

  • Directed by Various
  • International, 2015, 100 mins.

Journalism and media work are no longer performed by journalists and media professionals alone. The public wants to create, contribute, and share news and information. Tonight, filmmakers Elaine McMillion (Hollow, an interactive documentary and community participatory project that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of those living in McDowell County, West Va), Michael Premo (Sandy Storylines, stories of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy), Laura Lo Forti (NPTMC Vanport Multimedia Project, a participatory oral history initiative that captures and honors the stories of Vanport Flood survivors), and panel moderator Jigar Mehta (18 Days in Egypt, an interactive storytelling website documenting a year of revolution in Egypt) will describe their interactive projects and documentaries, which are indicative of how journalists and media makers are redefining storytelling to engage with communities. This screening and panel discussion is part of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s “What is Journalism? Conference,” April 9-11. The public conference explores the past, present, and future of journalism as we move into the digital age.

Appears in: Special Screenings

Other Films by Various

Historias de Objetos & Héroes Magníficos

Portland Latino teens and artists reflect on the everyday heroes and precious objects in their lives in these documentaries collaboratively produced by Milagro Theatre Group and the Northwest Film Center School of Film. Historias de Objetos examines the long and rich tradition of personal objects in the Latino community as told through the eyes of

Shorts II: Visions of Reality

A visit to a room, dark-adapted; an opportunity to leave-without-traveling. Please remain seated. These are our momentary intersections of place and time.

Shorts I: Known and Unknown (Or Unknowable)

The observable universe–isotropic in orientation–does not conform to all observers equally. As perspectives shift, that which is known and unknown (as well as knowable and unknowable) shifts accordingly. It fails to remain the same in all directions.

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Open Screening

Tonight the screen is yours. We throw open the doors of the Whitsell Auditorium inviting you to show your new short work. If you have something you’re proud of, sign up by contacting Thomas Phillipson by July 13 at thomas@nwfilm.org. First come, first served as time allows, with preference given to works under 10 minutes. Bring

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Winter Term Student Screening

Are you curious to know what goes on behind the doors of the School of Film? Come check out our open screening of the finished class and student projects from Winter Term 2014! Watch our student work, enter a free raffle, and join us afterwards at an informal reception where you can meet the filmmakers.