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Directed by Brian Lindstrom

Oregon 1997 11 mins.

Students on probation with the Multnomah County Department of Juvenile Justice, led by Northwest Film Center Filmmaker-in-residence Brian Lindstrom, explored the then newly enacted Measure 11, the State of Oregon’s law requiring mandatory sentencing for youth offenders. Featuring interviews with legislators, judges, victims, juvenile court officials and the young video makers themselves, the film offers an insightful view of the system by those who know it best. Produced in partnership with the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s Youth Arts Program, Oregon Arts Commission, and Multnomah County Community Justice.

Genres: Documentary



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.