Join PICA and Outside the Frame for a closing celebration of Abigail DeVille’s exhibition The American Future, as we co-present a free screening of short films by houseless youth, including the premiere of a new project. A panel discussion with participating youth filmmakers will follow. The American Future is on view at PICA through January 12, 2019. This event will be the last opportunity to experience the exhibition before its closing.
Films being screened
Selected by Abigail DeVille and Outside the Frame
Rest, Not Arrest
The Right to Rest Act is a bill spearheaded by the Western Regional Advocacy Project calling to allow unhoused people to rest, eat and congregate in public without being criminalized. Made by youth directly affected by these issues; one of Outside the Frame’s most widely-shared and watched online videos.
A PSA for the Affordable Housing Bond, produced by some of the people who need it the most — young folks experiencing houselessness.
Four young people share their reasons for leaving “home” and coming to Portland, each challenging the relationship between ‘family’ and ‘home’ through their unique journeys as their paths intersect.
About Outside the Frame
We change the way houseless youth see and are seen by teaching them filmmaking. We are proving that houseless youth are not a liability, they are an asset to our communities. As they make their own films, they gain employable skills, and build the confidence and motivation to embrace and contribute to society. In our film workshops, youth learn all aspects of film production and create work about issues that matter to them. Workshops are facilitated by professional filmmakers and trained program alumni who work as peer mentors. Youth filmmakers then take the films out into the world and facilitate screenings and discussions that shift the way houseless youth and other marginalized communities are seen, breaking down stigma and building community through their media making.