Stories with 'northwest film forum' tag

Women on the Verge

A highlight of the festival, these beautifully crafted and insightful short films made by and about womxn reveal are a testament to the power and importance womxn’s stories to cultivate empathy and inspire change. Featuring: UNBUCKLED (Tessa Ribitsch,Portland, OR, 2017 10 min) A young woman goes to the gynecologist to have an IUD inserted. But […]

/ September 13, 2018


Chronic Means Forever

Kadazia Allen-Perry’s autobiographical documentary follows her struggle against cystic fibrosis. At one point jubilantly declaring herself an “alien,” she reflects on the complexity of growing up as a black woman condemned to a chronic illness. Sparing none of the chronic pain that characterizes the filmmaker’s life, Chronic Means Forever is radical, committing itself to an […]

/ September 13, 2018


Shaping Stories, Building Power – Workshop

Taught by juror paige watkins! Detroit Narrative Agency (DNA) is incubating quality and compelling stories that will shift the dominant narratives about Detroit towards liberation and justice. The current fellowship program is supporting a cohort of Black and people of color filmmakers in Detroit to develop short films and accompanying community impact strategies. In this […]

/ September 13, 2018


Ramps to Nowhere

Many Seattleites are familiar with the so-called “ramps to nowhere” in the Washington Park Arboretum, but their story is seldom told.   Minda Martin’s fascinating documentary tells the story of the successful grassroots movement in the late 1960s and the freeway revolt that stopped partially and fully funded freeways such as the R.H. Thompson Expressway […]

/ September 13, 2018


The Rankin File: Legacy of a Radical

Harry Rankin (1920-2002) maddened comrades and combatants alike. To those who shared his socialist beliefs, the Vancouver labor and criminal, city councilor, and mayoral candidate could be acerbic, hectoring, and incorrigible. And yet even his ideological adversaries could not help but respect the tenacity of his fight for affordable housing and equal rights. Rankin’s passion […]

/ September 13, 2018


MIPoPS Presents the Films of Vi Hilbert

Vi Hilbert (1918-2008) was a member and noted elder of the Upper Skagit tribe, as well as a teacher storyteller, publisher and public speaker. Her commitment to preserving Lushootseed language and literature is largely responsible for the renaissance of interest in Lushootseed culture and the growth of tribal language programs all over western Washington. Together […]

/ September 13, 2018


Letters From Home

The subjects of these documentaries live across the world from each other. Yet no matter where they call home, the ways in which they are deeply affected by the economic, environmental, and historic realities of the lands they live in illuminates the many shared challenges we face in our modern world. Featuring: The Eldest Son […]

/ September 13, 2018


Vancouver: No Fixed Address

Charles Wilkinson’s enlightening documentary looks at Vancouver’s overwhelming housing crisis and rampant homelessness, issues that are effecting every community in the city. A story that holds many insights for Seattle today, what emerges in Wilkinson’s film is a sense of unavoidable interconnectedness and the amazing stories of modern visionaries who have been working to cultivate […]

/ September 13, 2018


Light of the Land

Ranging from important environmental stories, to accounts of immigrant experiences, these multi-faceted documentaries exploring the complex relationship between people and the lands they call home. Featuring: Sky Migrations (Charles Post, Forest Woodward & Max Lowe, Bozeman, MT, 2017, 15 min) Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies […]

/ September 13, 2018


Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii

Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii tells the story of a Japanese American who played a crucial strategic role in World War II. He and his fellow Nisei from Hawaii combatted prejudice and discrimination to serve their country. This important documentary that tells the unique, mostly untold history of Japanese […]

/ September 13, 2018