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Directed by Penny Allen

Portland 2012 12 mins. In English, French

Edited from distressed rushes lost for 37 years, then found in a moldy basement in Portland, this new/old film is about the relationship between Penny, an English teacher, and Didier, a little French boy who has come to spend the summer with his grandmother in Portland.



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.