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Directed by Various

Portland, United States 2001 60 mins.

Since 1977, the Film Center’s statewide Filmmakers-in-the-Schools Program has partnered with K-12 schools and community organizations around Oregon to bring the power of filmmaking to young people through artist residencies with Film Center faculty. Hundreds of youth-made films have been created, many of them now a capsule in time. With support from a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 84 of these films have recently been rescued from the clutches of aging videotape stock by being digitized onto archival media. Drawing from these archives, this screening presents a vintage youth-eye-view of how nature and land define and reflect us and includes: The Coyote Who Stoll the Stars (1993), created with Grand Ronde youth with artist-in-residence Sharon Genasci; Life in a Country School (1986), about growing up on Sauvie Island, created with Sauvie Island School and artist-in-residence Jack Sanders; Wetland Neighbors (1993), a look at the urban wildlife of SW Portland, created with Oregon Episcopal School and artist-in-residence Lawrence Johnson; Brownfields in Our Backyard (1994), a call to end the blight of polluted properties along MLK Boulevard in NE Portland, created by students at The Galdys McCoy Academy and artist-in-residence Patrick Rosenkranz; Looking at Wildflowers (1994), a poetic meditation on how the outdoors frames our identity, created by students in Portland’s White Shield School and Cieridwen Terrill; Mi Gente (2001), the Latino community in Ontario, created with Treasure Valley Community College, the Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement and artist-in-residence Enie Vaisburd.

Genres: Short

Appears in: Northwest Tracking