The Making of the Documentary Film, The Seventh Day

strikeSeptember 27 through December 10, 2010

A September Project & ALA Banned Books Week 2010 Exhibit
Sponsored by the Portland State Bookstore

In May 1970, student film makers from Portland State University’s Center for the Moving Image (CMI) grabbed their cameras and waded into the chaos of the campus “strike,” a student protest in the park blocks that culminated with violent police action. The Seventh Day, a dynamic and adept documentary, was selected by the National Film Preservation Foundation in 2009 for preservation treatment. This Special Collections exhibit highlighted production notes and other materials from the making of the film as well as historical documents from the CMI, Portland State’s film making and film studies program that launched the careers of numerous film and video artists and film studies scholars.