A Second Chance is about Emanuel Price, an educator, community organizer, activist, founder of a non-profit, and also an ex-con. His organization, Second Chances Are For Everyone, (SCAFÉ), is committed to opening doors who have done their time and want to get back on track. Made during the 2015 Summer Documentary Program by Kendra Pittman (Virginia Commonwealth University '16), Savannah Tracy (Oberlin College '16), and Rebecca Reibstein (Smith College '16).
Alaric in Color documents New Avenues for Youth, a non-profit that gives homeless and at-risk youth a chance to develop successful job skills. Alaric, 20 years old, is now moving forward in the screen-printing industry. Film made during the 2014 Summer Documentary Program by Veronica Garcia (Carleton College '16), Drew Auer (University of Kansas '15), and Emma Reasoner (Denison College '15).
Urban Oasis is about Jennifer, a single mother living in a 'food desert' in Southeast Portland. Through her CSA membership at Zenger Farm, she can access fresh produce with SNAP at an affordable price. Made during the 2014 Summer Documentary Program by Adrienne Picciotto (Mount Holyoke College '16) and AJ Van Zoeren (Carleton College '16).
Youth in Motion documented the story of a young employee of the popular Voodoo Doughnut Van, during a summer outreach program for at-risk youth. Made during the 2012 Summer Documentary Program by Sara Rasmussen (Whitman College ’12), Emily Lad (Tufts University ’11), and Madeline Thompson (Portland State University ’14).
Liz Like Me is about a woman struggling with homelessness and multiple sclerosis who never lets the challenges she faces get in the way of her ambitions to be a writer or her desire to bring joy into others’ lives. Made during the 2013 Summer Documentary Program by Catherine Gailey (St. Olaf College ’15) and Laci Dent (Vassar College ’14).
Urban Chickens illustrated how backyard chicken coops can reduce carbon footprints. Made during the 2010 Summer Documentary Program by Colin Christopher (University of Wisconsin), Katherine Bascom (Wesleyan University ’10) and Caroline Koehler (Whitman College ’12).