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Welcome to the Portland Film Festival 2014 Schedule. Also on FacebookTwitterMeetup and Instagram. Use #PDXFF14 in your posts, so we can follow your festival experience. Don’t miss Opening Night and the RED CARPET on Tuesday August 26th at CRYSTAL BALLROOM. SEX ED - A new teacher quickly finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sex ed.  He wants to teach them – but he’s not exactly “experienced.” [MORE]

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Friday, August 29 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Love is a Verb

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"Love Is A Verb" is an examination of a social movement of Turkish Muslims that began in Turkey in the l960s, The group called “Hizmet”, the Turkish word for “service” or The Gulen Movement after its inspiration and beloved teacher Fethullah Gulen.  Through travels around the world the crew met teachers who crawled through a tunnel to open a school in Sarajevo during the war and the students whose lives they changed and a Sufi conductor whose orchestra is composed of children whose parents were once at war. They met a Kurdish teacher in Iraq who credits everything she is to her former Turkish teachers who stayed during the bombings, in Somalia we followed doctors putting their lives at risk in a place where other relief organizations have deemed too dangerous, a place where they sleep under armed guard.

CAST & CREW
DIRECTOR: Terry Spencer Hesser
PRODUCER: Terry Spencer Hesser
COMPOSER: Volkan Topsakal



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Terry Spencer Hesser

Terry Spencer Hesser is a published novelist, biographer, produced playwright, award-winning screenwriter and recipient of three Emmy Awards. | She has been telling stories in print, on television, and on the stage for three decades, and has worked with people as diverse as Audrey Hepburn, Oprah Winfrey, and R. Kelly while doing so. She has wielded garlic for A&E whilst searching for vampires in Transylvania and braved the equally potent... Read More →

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Ashley Judd, Narrator

Ashley Judd is a television and film actress and political activist. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the half-sister of Wynonna Judd. While she is best known for an ongoing acting career spanning more than two decades, she has increasingly become involved in global humanitarian efforts and political activism. Judd has had leading roles in such films as Ruby in... Read More →



Friday August 29, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mission Theater 1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

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