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The Archive Project - Barbara Kopple

OPB | March 15, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple takes us behind the scenes of her own life and how she became hooked on narrative and documentary filmmaking.

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Meet The Lightbulb Lady Of Portland

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 3:06 p.m.

Tourists come from as far as Tokyo to gaze upon Sunlan Lighting's electric glow, and its owner, Kay “The Lightbulb Lady” Newell is happy to greet them. Well, sort of.

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The Law Was Against Her. So She Fought The Law.

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 2:58 p.m.

All Amber Starks wanted to do was braid hair for foster kids. Turns out, it used to be illegal to style hair in the state of Oregon without a special cosmetology license.  

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Where’s Your Kilimanjaro?

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 2:10 p.m.

Multiple myeloma patients, supporters, doctors and caregivers climb some of the world’s most difficult mountains to show how recent advancements in treatment are helping patients.

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The Most Exciting Sport You’ve Never Heard Of

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 1:47 p.m.

Traditionally, men have dominated sidecar racing, but “Steady Betty” Herlocker and her monkey Kendra “Red Fury” McDonald, America’s first all-women sidecar racing team, are challenging that.

Arts | NW Life | Oregon Lens

Paddling Into The Past

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 1:27 p.m.

The documentary "Voyagers Without Trace" combines a 1938 French kayaking trio’s pristine archival footage with visuals and insights from present-day experiences.

Land | Music | Arts | Uncategorized | Fish & Wildlife | Entertainment | Environment | NW Life

2016 Oregon Lens Series Schedule

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 9:46 a.m.

Oregon Lens showcases some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest.

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

OPB | Oct. 8, 2015 12:35 p.m.

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.

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Documentary Focuses On Vaccines

OPB | March 23, 2015 12:45 p.m.

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

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New Documentary Highlights The Carter Family's History and Influence

OPB | May 2, 2014 12:35 p.m.

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.

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Documentary Highlights International Adoption Delays

OPB | April 3, 2013 12:45 p.m.

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

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American Winter

OPB | March 19, 2013 12:35 p.m.

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

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Documenting The Life And Death Of James Chasse

OPB | Feb. 20, 2013 12:20 p.m.

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. 

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Faded: Girls + Binge Drinking

OPB | March 14, 2012 9:15 a.m.

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

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Wim Wenders on "Pina"

OPB | Feb. 14, 2012 9:06 a.m.

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

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If a Tree Falls

OPB | Feb. 13, 2012 9:20 a.m.

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.