A short film made with the students of the S.C.E.N.E summer program, a joint youth-media-education project of Oregon Partnership and Portland Community Media.
Interviews shot entirely by PDX high-school students!
A brief look into an often neglected part of Portland & the unorthodox community-building / alternative crime reduction project the Portland & Gresham police (and others!) are involved in; "The Rosewood Initiative."
The Students were able to spend half a day in the Rosewood Area, (a fusion community split between the the jurisdictional lines of Portland's Centennial / Glenfair neighborhoods & the Gresham neighborhood of Rockwood) filming interviews, listening to the resident's personal stories, and speaking to them about the effect that drugs & drug-use have had on their community.
& a special thanks to the officers of the Portland East Precinct who took the time to come out and spend the day with the students!
August/September of 2010