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Recent MFA Grad to Premiere Film in Portland

001-chap-film-campThe Healing Power of Art,” a film by MFA class of 2013 Mariah Dunn, will premiere in Portland, Oregon on September 15 at the Clinton Street Theatre.

After teaching filmmaking to children with medical challenges for the Children’s Healing Art Project, Dunn knew this organization, the young artists, and their families were doing something special.

“I was so impressed with their work that I knew I wanted to share their story,” said Dunn. “It’s not only the work that they do, but the connections they build with the kids and their families.”

The film follows three families as they use art to come to terms with life’s challenges.

“I felt honored to be let into their world and to spend time with them,” said Dunn. “It was an amazing experience getting to know them, and I feel like I learned so much from them, especially how to enjoy life.”

Dunn and her artist subjects will participate in a panel discussion following the film’s screening, which is scheduled for 3:30 pm.

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September 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm

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