• 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.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Short

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Open Screening

Tonight the screen is yours. We throw open the doors of the Whitsell Auditorium inviting you to show your new short work. If you have something you’re proud of, sign up by contacting Thomas Phillipson by July 13 at thomas@nwfilm.org. First come, first served as time allows, with preference given to works under 10 minutes. Bring

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Winter Term Student Screening

Are you curious to know what goes on behind the doors of the School of Film? Come check out our open screening of the finished class and student projects from Winter Term 2014! Watch our student work, enter a free raffle, and join us afterwards at an informal reception where you can meet the filmmakers.