On Friday, December 14th at the Mission Theater, all–new locally–made documentaries will hit the big screen. NW Documentary's "Homegrown DocFest" will feature films produced during the Fall 2012 Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Documentary and Take 2 workshops.
The new films present stories as intriguing and diverse as our community. Among the films are stories of National Novel Writing Month, a nuclear reactor tucked away in SE Portland, a profile of a bucket drummer, and an examination of how play has changed in recent years. Some are poignant, some are amusing, and all are a genuine effort to bring new stories to the big screen. Enjoy conversation with the filmmakers as well as a special performance from National Yodeling Champion Larry Wilder.
Ticket sales benefit NW Documentary, a 501(c)3 non-?profit which illuminates important stories that would otherwise be lost or overlooked, provides experiential learning opportunities for adults and children, and generates better understanding, appreciation and dialogue within our community. The NW Documentary workshops offer locals the training to create their very own short documentaries. Participants research, write, direct, shoot and edit their original films. "Everyone has a story," says NW Documentary Artistic Director Ian McCluskey, " and documentary filmmaking gives the people a voice, thereby diversifying the pool of those who have the power and means to reach others through this genre."