Bare as You Dare – Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride – ($12)
Each year, thousands of Portlanders gather en masse, take off their clothes, and ride through the city streets. Since 2004, World Naked Bike Rides happen in more than 75 cities around the globe–but Portland, Oregon, hosts (by far) the largest. Assembling a quirky cast of first-time riders and event organizers, this light-hearted documentary explorers the variety of experiences and meanings the annual event holds for participants. Some ride as a display of vulnerability and environmental awareness of transportation, while others ride to break out of their shells or contend with issues of health and body image. Whatever they ride for, this short celebrates the joy of “baring as you dare” in the world’s largest naked bike ride. Bare As You Dare: World Naked Bike Ride has a 17 minute run time. For more information on the film go to www.bareasyoudarefilm.com
Summer Snapshot – ($15)
Summer Snapshot plays out, shot by sun-kissed shot, an idyllic day at a mountain river where a group of friends spend an afternoon skinny-dipping, strumming guitars, and circling a campfire. Reminiscent of a 1970s home movie, Summer Snapshot is a nostalgic reflection on the fleeting window between youth and adulthood. The DVD has nifty bonus features in a hand-folded, custom printed chipboard case.Find out more at summersnapshot.com.
Eloquent Nude – ($25)
One of NW Documentary’s original productions, director Ian McCluskey created the film with the help of hundreds of volunteers and supporters. It has gone on to win prestigious honors such as three NW Regional Emmy Awards, and participate in festivals such as Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and IFP. This Deluxe Edition DVD includes beautiful and informative special features, including the “Making of Eloquent Nude”, as well as many unpublished photographs from Edward Weston’s collection and Charis Wilson’s private journals.
Find out more at www.eloquentnude.org
Sun Gu Ja – ($20)
Winner of the NW Emmy Award for Best Cultural/Historic documentary, 4 Telly Awards, and the CINE Golden Eagle, this 1-hour documentary recounts the first century of Korean immigration, from Picture Brides to today’s teens.
Selected Works – ($15 each)
We round up the some of the best, boldest, most creative short documentaries from our popular workshops. Tuvan throat singers, radical cheerleaders, migrant mothers, shoe cobblers, you’ll meet the diverse and colorful characters that make up our community. Proceeds benefit NW Documentary educational programs.
Documentary Explorers Camps – ($10)
NW Documentary and OMSI are proud to present the original documentaries created as part of the Documentary Explorers camps. In these camps, students ages 12-15 learn documentary filmmaking as a tool for experiencing, understanding, and appreciating the natural scientific world. With the mentor ship of award-winning documentary filmmakers and experienced science instructors, students tem up to write, shoot, narrate, and edit their very own documentaries. Proceeds benefit NW Documentary educational programs.
NW Documentary Jerseys – ($15)
Hand screen printed at NW Documentary!