From Arthur Bradfords documentary on the June 1 protest in Portland.
From Arthur Bradford's documentary on the June 1 protest in Portland. Arthur Bradford

You may know Arthur Bradford as the Mercury's Blazer correspondent, but he's also an accomplished Portland filmmaker who directed the acclaimed How's Your News? series, and has been nominated for an Emmy for his film 6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park. What follows is a short documentary that Arthur shot during the downtown Portland protests this past Monday, June 1. Here Arthur talks to protesters, to the police, and even more interestingly, captures candid conversations between cops and protesters as they try to understand each other. If you're looking for a nuanced peek inside protests that you don't see very much in the media, this documentary is a great place to start.