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[updated on 1/8/13] The Portland Indymedia Video Collective is guerilla filmmaking from the front lines. IMC Videoistas shoot through the tear gas, and wipe the pepper spray from their lenses to bring the community the stories the corporate media wouldn't dare to tell. IMC cameras bear witness to police state violence, and to courageous revolution; to timber barons tearing the very last trees from the forests, and to the warriors who fight back; to the unimaginable violence meted out behind the slaughter house walls, and to the growing thunder of rage and resistance beginning to awaken on behalf of non-humans everywhere. Videoistas do not pretend that "objectivity" exists: It does not. One cannot be "objective" on the front lines, any more than one can honestly be objective anywhere.

Members of the collective shoot, edit, distribute, and screen videos that document what is happening in our community and the world, in our own voices, and from our hearts.

IMC videoistas work with guerilla filmmakers in other regions to break down the walls of silence that once divided us from each other. The Portland Indymedia Video Collective also encourages filmmakers from outside the collective to make and show videos to tell their own stories, and to share them with others at Videos From The Resistance screenings around the city.

If you know of an event that should be covered, contact us (as far in advance as possible).

Videos are available for download through the use of various peer-to-peer networks. There is a list of online videos as well as a guide to downloading and viewing. If that doesn't work, videos also available for download here: indytorrents.org

The video collective used to present several screenings each month around Portland, called Videos from the Resistance. Regular screenings happened, usually once a week, at one of these locations, and other places too:

  • It's a Beautiful Pizza, 3342 SE Belmont, between 33rd and 34th
  • PSU Smith Center Bldg Food For Thought Cafe, SMU 026 (Basement)

    Contact us if you're interested in setting up another screening or video projects.
    There has also occasionally been special screenings at the Clinton Street Theatre as well.
    For details on all these screenings, check the calendar.

    Copies of our videos are also available for showings elsewhere. We're also interested in screening videos of events happening outside of Portland, so get in touch if you'd like to send us something (again, just email us).

    [archived list] Doing this work requires a variety of supplies and eqiupment. We are gladly accepting the following:

    • blank tapes (miniDV)
    • lights
    • external microphones
    • radio coms
    • camcorders and camcorder batteries
    • Firewire hard drives, DVD burners

    contact us at imc-portland-requests@lists.indymedia.org

    (the ad-hoc black bloc division of the video collective)

    last update: January, 2013