Documentary Explorers

Kids, cameras, science, and fun! We learn about nature by going out in nature. From the high deserts of Oregon to the Redwood Forests, we explore tidepools and abandoned homesteads, canoe estuaries, and hunt for thunder eggs. Along the way, we learn from the people who live and work in these remote regions, such as forest fire fighters, naturalists, and Native Americans.

Films created in our camps have won the coveted Student Production Awards presented at the Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards.

Recording Resilience

In Recording Resilience, we work with teenagers who have recently suffered the tragic loss of a loved one. In partnership with the Dougy Center, we create a supportive, healing opportunity for the participants to create their own personal film under the direct guidance of professional filmmakers.

The workshop results in the teens each creating a personal documentary about their loss, and then sharing the film at a public screening, online, in NW Documentary’s library, and within larger support groups at The Dougy Center.

Produced by Her

Produced By Her is a youth documentary filmmaking program that inspires girls age 12 – 17 to share the stories of women though documentary filmmaking. We address the lack of representation of women in the media by prioritizing the stories of girls in the the LGBTQ community and girls of color. Under the creative direction of Kerri Lynne Thorp and In Partnership with Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest and NW Documentary, Produced by Her creates a pro-girl environment where success is modeled through the mentorship professional women in media. We create an environment where the stories that girls want to tell are prioritized.

Program Dates:
– Summer Kickstart:  August 2018
– School Year Program: September – May, Produced by Her will meet twice monthly date at NW Documentary.

Eligibility:
– Rising 8th grade – Rising 12th grade.
– Ability to commit at least 3 hours a week, in the fall to make your film.
– Live in the Portland Metro area.

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