As part of its ongoing efforts to give voice to under-represented youth in our community, the Film Center and its faculty are working in partnership with Milagro Theatre, the Multnomah County Library, and area high schools to help Portland area Latino teens create short documentaries about the everyday heroes in their lives–friends, family members and mentors who are making the Latino community a better place. Inspired by the themes of everyday heroism in Milagro Theatre’s adaptation and performance of Luis Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North, and by the Multnomah County Library’s year-long celebration, Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, the project seeks to connect Latino teens to their leadership potential while offering audiences a teens eye view of Latino culture. Tonight we screen the work of 24 Latino teens, created during Spring Break teen filmmaking camps at the St. Johns and Rockwood Libraries. The May 24 screening will be preceded by a reception for the teen filmmakers at 6 pm. Free admission.
This project is supported by the Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Oregon Arts Commission, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Multnomah County Library, Arts & Education Access Fund, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and Joan M. Corcoran Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.
Appears in: Special Screenings
Genres: Northwest Filmmaker
Other Films by Various
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 …
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. First come, first served as time allows, with preference given to works under 10 minutes. Bring …
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.