Thank you to all of the filmmakers, sponsors, and everyone that attended PDX Short Docs for making it another successful screening!
Stay tuned for details about the next PDX Short Docs screening coming in September 2018!!
p:ear - This is a short film about a non-profit in Portland, Oregon that mentors homeless and transitional youth. P:ear, which is a acronym for project: education, arts, and recreation, provides these young people with a sense of hope and a place where they feel like they belong. P:ear offers a number of life-enriching programs, but I chose to focus on their music and arts program for this piece.
Arbor Opera Theater - Director Shawn McDonald has adapted Giuseppe Verdi's classic opera, "La Traviata" to make it fresh and relevant to today's discerning audiences. For this adaptation, AOT partnered with the National Network of Depression Centers to craft a compelling story that sheds light on the stigma surrounding mental illness. After originally airing on Detroit Public Television's "Detroit Performs," this piece was picked up to air in PBS markets across the country.