All Black Lives Matter

Mink River film stands against the systemic racism that has saturated this country for over 500 years. We believe racism is a public health crisis. We stand for justice, equity, and healing. We urge the people who built the system and greatly benefit from it, to be in the forefront of dismantling it.  As Audre Lorde said, “We can learn to work and speak when we are afraid in the same way we have learned to work and speak when we are tired. For we have been socialized to respect fear more than our own needs for language and definition, and while we wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness, the weight of that silence will choke us.”

Mink River

A Film by Eileen Olivieri

Based on the novel by Brian Doyle
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Mink River

A Film by Eileen Olivieri

Based on the novel by Brian Doyle
Find out More

Mink River

A Film by Eileen Olivieri

Based on the novel by Brian Doyle
Find out More

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The sea sings in a lost blue language.
- Brian Doyle, "Mink River"

TESTIMONIALS

With Mink River in particular I wanted to try to write down Oregon-ness itself, the verve and song and brave of the place, its moist grace, its brawny gentle creativity and prickly community vibe. . .This is not a place where class and money and status and power matter much; it’s a place where creativity and innovation are really savored.

-Brian Doyle, Author of Mink River

Audiences will come away from Mink River remembering the intrinsic power of the natural world; remembering how interconnected all of us are, and how we depend on each other to survive; remembering the importance of community, family, and inter-generational relationships; remembering to honor our unique cultural backgrounds and knowledge; remembering our histories; remembering what we love and why.

Eileen Olivieri, Director

Reading Mink River, I wondered how these carefully crafted stories could translate to film. But when I saw Eileen's images, I knew that the magic of the Oregon Coast and the power of people who live there could lift these words from the page and create a movie that would touch the souls of those who see it.

Eric Vines, Owner of Glitzmo

What an amazing gift to the world, to share these stories with new audiences through film.

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