Media Arts

David Walker & The Color of Film

Aug 24, 2013 Comments Off on David Walker & The Color of Film by

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Join Dmae Roberts and guest speaker David F. Walker, a filmmaker, writer and culture critic and a leading expert in 70s blaxploitation films. Walker talked with students at MHCC’s Integrated Media non-fiction filmmaking class and commented the lack of color and racial diversity in most media today as well as what it takes to make […]

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Sharing History

Aug 23, 2013 Comments Off on Sharing History by

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Dmae Roberts presents a short feature story called “Sharing History,” from Coming Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks, a one-hour radio documentary that interweaves oral history interviews, Alutiiq music and soundscapes.The full-length documentary originally aired in 208 on about 188 public radio stations around the country. This feature story aired on PRI’s The World.  Hear the feature story: […]

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Flat Track Around The World

Jul 13, 2013 Comments Off on Flat Track Around The World by

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Filmmakers Cynthia Lopez and Juvie Hall want to talk to women roller derby players around the world. Join Dmae for a look at the their new work-in-progress documentary series Flat Track Around The World that filmed in Mexico. We’ll hear clips from the film and find out how they’re getting ready for their next round of […]

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Sea Shanties With Fisherman’s Friends

Jul 05, 2013 Comments Off on Sea Shanties With Fisherman’s Friends

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Travel to Port Isaac, Cornwall where the PBS show Doc Martin is filmed. There we meet the Fisherman’s Friends, a group of 10 men who grew up together in the same little village. Dmae Roberts visited with the singers at their favorite pub on The Platt where many townspeople gather to hear the international group give free concerts […]

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Darrell Grant & The Territory

Jun 22, 2013 Comments Off on Darrell Grant & The Territory

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Dmae Roberts explores history with Portland composer/pianist Darrell Grant with his new composition. Inspired by Pacific Northwest history and geography, Grant’s ‘The Territory’ focuses on important times including the Nez Perce surrender, Minidoka Internment Camp, Chinese miners massacre and the Golden West Hotel, the second largest African-American hotel west of the Mississippi. Grant unveils this new […]

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Grit & Grace: Brian Lindstrom

Jun 02, 2013 Comments Off on Grit & Grace: Brian Lindstrom

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Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom  recently came to talk to Dmae Roberts’ nonfiction filmmaking class at Mt. Hood Community College’s Integrated Media Program. He talked about his career of making films depicting the grit and grace of life.  Hear his inspiring talk to emerging filmmakers featuring his critically successful film Alien Boy: the life and death of James Chasse which […]

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Refugee Dreams Revisited

May 20, 2013 Comments Off on Refugee Dreams Revisited

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Dmae Roberts and MediaRites present Refugee Dreams Revisted as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This special is hosted by Margaret Cho and focuses on the experiences of Southeast Asian refugees in Portland, and features Cambodian musician Daran Kravanh.

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Insatiable + Black Grace

Mar 09, 2013 Comments Off on Insatiable + Black Grace

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Portland Taiko’s Insatiable is a new compositions exploring as they say “the possibilities of the art form of taiko through contemporary reflections on Japanese folk dance.”

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