Editorial / Documentary

The Numbers

As Portland’s urban core has gentrified, thousands of residents have been displaced to neighborhoods east of 82nd Avenue, an area that locals call “The Numbers.” In this video, young people living in The Numbers talk about their hopes and concerns for their community. This film was commissioned by Oregon Humanities for the This Land multimedia project and was made possible by a Creative Heights grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.

This Land is an online multimedia project that collects and connects stories about land and the creation of home, belonging, and identity by Oregon’s communities of color. The project uses film, words, maps, photos, sounds, and graphics by artists and writers of color to build a broader understanding of how policies and laws shape systems of power and land ownership in Oregon’s past and present.

Past Screenings:
– August 29, 2019 – Priced Out & The Numbers followed by community discussion. Alberta Cooperative Grocery.
– March 4th, 2019 – Respond to Racism – “Beyond the Bubble” Screening and discussion with filmmakers Donovan Smith and Sika Stanton. Lake Oswego United Church of Christ
– November 14, 2018 – 82nd and Beyond: A Living Archive. Hosted by artist Roshani Thakore. Followed by community discussion.
– February 19, 2018 – The Hollywood Theatre.
– Winter 2018 – The Hollywood Theatre at PDX Airport.
– September 28, 2017 – Sunrise Center – Rockwood CDC. Follwed by community led discussion.
– May 25, 2017 – Alberta Rose Theatre – Oregon Humanities Think & Drink 2017 – This Land: Conversations on race, power, and place. With Alan Hipólito, executive director of Verde; Mary Li, director of Multnomah Idea Lab; and John W. Haines, executive director of Mercy Corps Northwest.

Prod. / DP:

Sika Stanton