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 such local Latino artists as Lise Flores, Marisa Bevington, Nathan Alvarez, Ivonne Saed, Mateo Bevington, and Gerardo Calderon. Marta Mecado’s molcajete, Gustavo Rapoport’s cameras, Carlosalexis Cruz’s masks, and Rose Quintana’s exvotos are among the subjects and objects profiled. Héroes Magníficos brings the voices of Latino teens living in North Portland/St. Johns and Rockwood to the screen as they talk about the friends, mentors, activists, and parents who inspire them on a daily basis. Through both projects, Latino community members had the opportunity to learn the craft of filmmaking from Film Center faculty, and then created these original productions as a service to the community. Our thanks to the Metlife Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Multnomah County Library and other community supporters who made these projects possible.
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