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Identity through the Lens of Black Cinema

Short films screen at PCC Cascade

4/5/2016, 5:01 p.m.
Experimental short films from black filmmakers past and present exploring identity
‘Forged Ways’ oscillates between day to day life in Ethiopia to the experiences of the filmmaker and a third person navigating the streets of Harlem. The short film is one of the attractions during a black cinema program coming Friday, April 8 to Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus.

Experimental short films from black filmmakers past and present exploring identity will be presented in a public program titled “Black Cinema 1: Image and Mirage, Meaning and Identity,” that takes place Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Terrell Hall auditorium on the Portland Community College Cascade Campus. Suggested admission is $8.

The films were chosen to engage black artists addressing race in their works and the African‐American community here in Portland. The program partners are a group of black artists in Portland called the Black Creative Collective: Brown Hall; and the Cinema Project, a Portland non-profit promoting public awareness of avant-garde cinema. Support also comes from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and an Arts Equity Grant from the Regional Arts and Cultural Council.