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BLACK IN PORTLAND

“What’s it like to be young, Black, and employed in Portland?”

The pop-culture image of this city as a giant Etsy store of amusing oddities is tired and unfunny. That overlong joke is a cheap veneer, obscuring the bitter reality that Oregon was never intended for Black people, and that - for many people of color - Portland often feels like a hand-carved shrine to whiteness. Inspired by mumblecore movies and reality tv, these shorts aim to present a view of Portland from the perspective of people who look like me.

Creator and Videographer: Matthew Hayes

Cast: Justin Morris, Joshua Morris

WATCH EPISODE 1: SANDWICHES

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Calling All Captains - Here’s Lookin’ At You, Kid (Warped Tour - Portland 08/07/2015)