A Great Public Defender, Stu Sugarman, died unexpectedly. We mourn with his friends, family, and the community at large. He helped make those of us who were out on the front lines in the 90s and 00s feel safe, at a time when almost everything else was making us feel like targets, like the work we were doing to create a world that we wanted to live in was useless and stupid. Thank you for that, always. Rest in Power.
Thanks to all who attended our one year anniversary! We really appreciate all the support and we could not have done the film or had the film go as far without such a fantastic community. We honor and appreciate you!
ARRESTING POWER has been selected to screen at the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival on Sunday November 15th at 8pm. We are also very proud that Julie Perini's film IMPRESSIONS OF PORTLAND was also selected! Thanks to the Northwest Film Center!
Arresting Power has been selected for the 2015 Harlem International Film Festival, September 9 - 13, 2015!
We are thrilled to announce that we have signed a contract with Portland's Collective Eye Films, an educational film distribution company. Beginning this fall, Collective Eye will distribute our film as a DVD and digitally to libraries, archives, universities, colleges and K-12 schools. We are deep in DVD production this summer, and we're excited that Arresting Power will reach new audiences this way. The DVD will also be available for home use through Collective Eye and through our own site. We will also work with Collective Eye to schedule more community screenings and dialogue events.
Arresting Power received the award of Best Documentary for the 2015 Best of the Northwest awards.
This prestigious awards contest honors outstanding programs telecast on or produced by community access or local origination television channels in the Northwest region (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) of the Alliance for Community Media. For over 20 years, Best of the Northwest has supported television programs that are made on a local level.
Awards will be presented at the Alliance for Community Media Northwest Regional Conference on March 28, 2015, as part of the ACM – Northwest Region’s Summit in Tukwila, WA.
Thank you to the ACM / NWR and the jurors!
Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon
Bitch Magazine, Spring 2015, Issue #66, Law & Order Issue
By Amy Lam