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'50 Feet From Syria' Highlights Personal Journey And Global Crisis

OPB | Oct. 08, 2015

Portland filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald's film tells the story of Portland surgeon Hisham Bismar, who was moved to travel to Turkey to operate on severely injured Syrian refugees.

Documentary Focuses On Vaccines

OPB | March 23, 2015

MONDAY: Producer Jon Palfreman's documentary "The Vaccine War" dives into the controversial discussion around vaccinating children.

New Documentary Highlights The Carter Family's History and Influence

OPB | May 02, 2014

FRIDAY: Oregon filmmaker Beth Harrington's documentary about the history of the Carter and Cash families and their effect on music — country, Americana and more — debuts this Saturday in Portland.

Documentary Highlights International Adoption Delays

OPB | April 03, 2013

We'll talk with the executive producer of "Stuck," a film that highlights the long wait for international adoptions. 

American Winter

OPB | March 19, 2013

American Winter profiles Portland families struggling to make ends meet in the aftermath of the great recession.

Documenting The Life And Death Of James Chasse

OPB | Feb. 20, 2013

We'll talk with Brian Lindstrom, the filmmaker of the new documentary of the life and death of James Chasse, who died in police custody in 2006. 

Faded: Girls + Binge Drinking

OPB | March 14, 2012

The new documentary Faded follows four girls through their teenage years to explore the causes and consequences of binge drinking.

Wim Wenders on "Pina"

OPB | Feb. 14, 2012

The German filmmaker Wim Wenders celebrates the work and life of choreographer Pina Bausch in his new 3D documentary, Pina.

If a Tree Falls

OPB | Feb. 13, 2012

This Oscar-nominated film documents the events and people involved in a series of arsons in Oregon and elsewhere that were successfully prosecuted as terrorism.