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.