“Portland’s Burning Heart” uses a combination of iPhone footage

on-the-ground photography and haunting voice over to tell the story of Portland’s ongoing street protests from the perspective of a woman who knows them well: Emmy-winning photojournalist Beth Nakamura of The Oregonian. Beth is the burning heart at the center of the film, and over the course of its 13 minutes, we watch as she evolves from local reporter to teargas-dodging, stab-vest-wearing conflict journalist.
Commissioned by the Dutch public network HUMAN in anticipation of the 2020 US elections, the film is a collaboration between Nakamura and the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award-winning filmmaking team Jongsma + O’Neill.

Additional editorial support, transcoding, and edit bay rental provided: Jan Beddegenoodts, Laurent Fluttert and Paul de Heer

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