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Looking Back: Spring 2014
Author: Kathryn Kirkland
Posted: April 21, 2014






The celluloid generation

FROM 1969 TO 1982, the Center for the Moving Image at Portland State inspired students to document, connect and influence their surrounding community using the tools and language of film and video. The center, established by the late Andries Deinum and Tom T. Taylor, gained an international reputation, and its graduates went on to become filmmakers, cinematographers, media artists, writers, journalists, educators and activists.

Portland State Library has published 11 interviews with former CMI students and colleagues online. Heather Petrocelli ’10, MA ’12 conducted the interviews for her master's thesis. The Library has also digitized a selection of films by Deinum, Taylor and their students, including Albina Murals (top photos), Riches of the City and The Seventh Day (bottom photos).

The Center for the Moving Image Collection is now available at