Impressions of Portland

An understated and powerful evocation of the history of violent racial incidents that lies hidden behind the placid street life of contemporary Portland.

Genres: Experimental, Short, Northwest Filmmaker

Other Films by Julie Perini

Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon

Media artists and social activists Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke’s film speaks to the history of police violence in our society, providing a framework for understanding the systems of social control in Portland and its history of exclusion laws, racial profiling, redlining, and gentrification practices. Through conversations with community leaders that include Walidah