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Directed by Govind Baskin-Brussell, Shanti Stein-Gagnon

Cortes Island 2017 4 mins.

Recollections of childhood summers spent in the Toba Inlet.

From filmmakers Govind Baskin-Brussell and Shanti Stein-Gangnon: In the 2016 Celebrating Seniors Film Program, several generations came together to produce short films. Spanning 11-88 years of age, the participants collaborated to create five documentaries that celebrate the rich history of Cortes Island and its residents.

This project was produced with Reel Youth, Cortes Island, BC.



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.