Screening: Work by the Summer '23 Cohort!

Screening: Work by the Summer '23 Cohort!
  • Cost: Free
  • Capacity: 30

After months of dedication, media makers from the Summer '23 Production Cohort are sharing their work at this screening.

Media makers from the Summer '23 cohort are sharing their work with us at this screening.  Join us to celebrate their work and watch projects from Portland's next wave of filmmakers!


Black Economic Collective: Terry Wattley 

Black Economic Collective is about closing the gap between financial wealth of black families and other families through resources that our organization shares with the community members. There were major historical events that have contributed to these factors as Black folks were gaining momentum through the banking and Financial industry. There is also a lack of resources in certain areas when it comes to this knowledge and knowing how to manage your money. We will also be highlighting our outreach to the community as well as our youth initiatives through upcoming projects. 

Dog and Girl: Masha Mitchell 

Work-in-progress of a special bond between a girl and her dog. 

Heart Together: Vince, Ben and Hunter Meneses 

We want to show families who have experienced divorce and separation how to express feelings and emotions while communicating through music and video. Our target populations are BIPOC and/or rural communities where resources for families are most scarce. 

Kitchen: Kiara Walls 

Kitchen explores the relationship between hair and intimacy while centering the experiences of Black clientele and natural hair practitioners. The project celebrates stories told by Black voices to archive the oral histories surrounding the physical space, care and intimacy that is cultivated through hair styling. Kitchen will provide artistic form to the processes of this culture by sharing the perspectives of clients and beauticians while recognizing the historical political context surrounding this specific experience. 

My Enchanting Castle: Justice Chukka, Pedro Ebenezer, and Daniel Haile 

A trailer for Justice Chiedozie Chukwu’s journey of academic success as a blind student in Nigeria and the triumphs that followed. 

Unlearning to Learn: Beryl McNair 

Unlearning to Learn is a reflection of Beryl McNair’s time in the production cohort that shaped her and the lessons that made her the empowered creative she is today. Beryl looks forward to using what they have to create future productions focused on educating kids through media. In her own words, “ I’ve had to unlearn things from the past to get to learning.” 

Portland Catrinas: Mika Martinez 

The phrase, my culture is not a costume can be connected with icons, images, and styles throughout Latinx culture. La Calavera Catrina is one of the most recognizable symbols of the Día de Los Muertos holiday – yet many don't know where she originated from or the evolution of her meaning. The project, “The History and Evolution of La Catrina”, expands on the representation of Latinx people, while providing an understanding of Mexican history, traditions, and experiences; by sharing authentic cultural expressions around the figure, La Catrina. 

The Consent Couch: Jamie Cawelti, Heather Fairchild, David Lee 

The Consent Couch discusses topics about relationships, sexuality, and community with intersectional themes like inclusion of LGBT+ issues and polyamory inclusion. 

Twerk n Fab: Renise Harrel and Quandray Nelson 

Promoting body positivity, inclusive spaces, and free expression in a non-judgmental space. 


Dec 8


6:00pm – 9:00pm


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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