Pam Minty

Yours Very Respectfully

(2022, 16mm/HD, color, b&w stills, sound, 5m45s)

Archival marketing images produced by a former hotel for women, The Martha Washington, are juxtaposed to damaged images of a resident from the 1930s and contemporary portraits of women filmmakers in Portland. Lena Loomis, a domestic worker at the Martha Washington (which is now part of student housing at Portland State University) sends a letter advocating for herself demanding fair hours and wages.

Official Selection Engauge Experimental Film Festival 2023

Funded in part by
Regional Arts and Culture Council