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The Bud Clark Commons Houseless Service Center in Northwest Portland offers resources for citizens experiencing houselessness. Funded by a grant from PICA’s Precipice Fund, the Commons’ TV program offers free collaborative video production workshops for houseless aspiring filmmakers—an opportunity to learn new skills and tell personal stories. Tonight’s program features everything from short documentaries, whimsical comedies, visual poetry, and dramas, to animated shorts made over the course of the last year. What began as a pilot program in 2013 has continued to grow, fostering new media makers such as David Boston, Susan Anderson, Ray Montalbo, Peter Falanga, and Daniel Mackin-Freeman, many of whom will be on hand to share their work.

Genres: Short

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.