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Héroes Magníficos Community Service Project


The Northwest Film Center and Milagro Theatre are recruiting Latino young adults between the ages of 17 and 26 who are interested in learning documentary filmmaking skills, and would like to volunteer to help record the personal oral histories of longtime, local Latino community leaders.

This is an opportunity to learn about the history of Oregon’s Latino community, and to reflect on your own aspirations, while giving back through community service.

No previous experience is needed. Film equipment and lunch will be provided.

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:30-am-4:30pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 9:30am-4:30pm
Ideally, volunteers will be available both Saturdays, but let us know on the sign-up form if you cannot.

Milagro Theatre
525 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97214


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As a volunteer, under the mentorship of Film Center faculty, you will work in a small group of other Latino young adults to learn about professional camera operation, audio recording and interviewing techniques. Then you will help to conduct on-camera interviews with invited Oregon Latino community leaders in business, education, and public service as they talk about how they have seen the Latino community change and grow, their own personal journeys, and their hopes for the future.

You will have the option of sharing your own reflections about Latino identity and community on camera as well, calling out any role models or “everyday heroes” who have been particularly helpful to you personally. Being on camera is optional.

The interviews will be cablecast on Comcast community television channels and archived as part of the Oregon Latino Oral History Project, a new initiative of Milagro Theatre, which is chronicling the last 20 years in the history of the Latino community in Oregon.


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Thanks to these supporters: Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Arts & Education Access Fund, Oregon Arts Commission, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Multnomah County Library, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Joan M. Corcoran Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Please note that this project is reaching out exclusively to Latino young adults ages 17-26.