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“Who Am I To Stop It” to be shown April 29 at the Portland Art Museum

Picture colleague of artists in the documentary.

A photo collage with Dani and Athena raping at the dinner table, Brandon singing
with ILR Music Collective, and Kris talking to patrons about her art.

“Who Am I To Stop It” to be shown April 29 at the Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum (PAM) is hosting a screening of “Who Am I To Stop It,” a Portland-made documentary about the traumatic brain injury community made by a filmmaker with disabilities from brain injury. The screening will be PAM’s Whitesell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Avenue, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on April 29.

This film will be followed by a panel discussion with Co-Directors Cheryl Green and Cynthia Lopez. This PAM program is a collaboration with museum’s Object Stories exhibition – Invisible Me. It has Open Captions and Audio Description available for all.

“Who Am I To Stop It” is documentary on isolation, art, and transformation after brain injury. It is not designed to be inspirational simply because it features traumatic brain injury survivors. Instead, it looks at very difficult questions around loneliness, stigma, poverty, and how people find their way in the world again. The film centers on art not as rehabilitation but as a tool for personal growth, meaningful work, and social change. The film will take an intimate look at life and art with brain injury through witnessing the lives of the artists as they create art, interact in their communities in the Pacific Northwest, and go about their daily lives.

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that its programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for the lecture.

The film is a fiscally-sponsored project of The Hollywood Theatre and distributed by New Day Films.