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Directed by Sage Eaton

United States, Portland 2012 58 mins. In English

VISITING ARTIST—Co-owner of Keen Motion Pictures in Portland, Sage Eaton is dedicated to telling stories about the people who live here. In FACTORY OF ONE, we meet John, an engineer by trade who has been amassing a small factory full of tools for one purpose: to build the most amazing structure Burning Man has ever seen. Starting in January with the planning and leading all the way up until the night before he leaves Portland for the desert, John spends almost all of his free time working on his huge steel project named Emerald City. As the measuring, cutting, welding, and drilling commence, John faces challenges, setbacks, and hurdles that threaten his journey. But he will ultimately make the trip to Black Rock City on his terms and present his monument to the world.



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.