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Shorts 1: Documentary Views

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Shorts 2: Animated Worlds

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Programmed by Mark Shapiro, LAIKA Sponsored by LAIKA

Shorts 2: International Steps

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Ten dance-based shorts. Escualo US 2015 Directors: Martin and Facundo Lombard A powerful new tap piece from the Lombard Twins'

Shorts 3: Distant Tales

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Shorts 3: Past, Present, Future

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Shorts 4: Oregon Shorts 1: Documenting the Times

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Sponsored by Oregon Film and Prosper Portland

Shorts 5: Oregon Shorts 2: Dreams of Escape

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Sponsored by Oregon Film and Prosper Portland

Shorts 5: Ways of Seeing

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Shorts 6: Family Ties

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Shorts 6: Lost & Found

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Shorts 7: Ways of Seeing

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Shorts I: Known and Unknown (Or Unknowable)

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The observable universe–isotropic in orientation–does not conform to all observers equally. As perspectives shift, that which is known and unknown



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.