Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken: Documentary Revelations

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Underground films are borne out of love, not out of a desire for fame or to have an impact on popular culture. The Portland Underground Film Festival (PUFF) has, at its core, the mission to pay tribute to those films and videos that challenge commonly held attitudes toward technique, content, and form. Our intent is to honor those films that excel in pushing the boundaries of the cinematic arts to create a new audio-visual language.

Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken: Documentary Revelations


Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

George S. Patton

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Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Scenes from a Transient Home

Director Roger Horn

Filmed on Super 8mm, "Scenes from a Transient Home" presents a fractured portrait of life for Zimbabwean migrants when they travel back home to visit. Christmas dancing, New Years Eve celebrations, house floods, and illegal gold panning are just a few of the events filmed by Roger Horn who bookends the film with a major life event for his family. 

Romina's White Gala (La cena Blanca de Romina)

Director Francisco Rizzi y Hernán Martín

There is a magical night for the girls of the town of San Pedro, Jujuy (Argentina).
A night in the life in which girls are princesses as in fairy tales: the White Gala, the traditional graduation party of the province. Romina Tejerina could not have it: the day of her White Gala she was imprisoned after murdering her newborn baby product of an unpunished savage rape she had suffered.

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