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Directed by Harrison Pinsonault, Neil McCalmont, Daniel Ortiz-Rojo

Portland 2017 11.5 mins

Dismantling negative perceptions and celebrating success in a dynamic community.

From filmmakers: Harrison Pinsonault, Neil McCalmont, and Daniel Ortiz-Rojo: We all went to Jefferson High School and for a few reasons, but the main reason was because it give us free Portland Community College classes while we where taking high school classes at Jefferson, but we noticed that theirs a lot of negativity around our school. So we came with an idea for a short film to better portray our school and show Portland that Jefferson is a great school.


This project was produced at Jefferson High School in Portland, OR

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.