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