Welcome to MediaRites

Welcome to MediaRites

MediaRites is a tax-exempt, 501 (c ) 3, nonprofit production organization based in Portland, Oregon, dedicated to telling the stories of diverse cultures and giving voice to the unheard through the arts, education and media projects. Since 1984, MediaRites has produced award-winning radio and film documentariesinteractive websites, theatre and outreach projects.

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MediaRites has a history of award winning cross-cultural documentaries including the 8-hour Asian Pacific American history series Crossing East, winner of the Peabody in 2007.


See MediaRites current and past stage productions. Our current project, Theatre Diaspora, presents staged readings to highlight Asian American/Pacific Islander plays and arts.

Community Outreach

Through the years, MediaRites has worked with community organizations and schools to create arts and media opportunities for students, underserved groups in the Portland-metro area.


See videos created for the Crossing East series, winner of Peabody award in 2007, a flash video from the Coming Home project in Kodiak, AK ion 2009  and the Mei Mei film in 2014

The Latest

OFELIO: A Borderline Story

“Ofelio” tells the story of a former border patrol guard who is now a father of a young baby. As he cares for his child,…

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MediaRites Presents… Ruega Por Mi

Ruega Por Mi, written by by Yasmin Ruvalcaba Saludado and performed by Yolanda Porter.A mother is searching for her missing daughter and questions her decision to…

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MediaRites Presents… That Diversity Thing

That Diversity Thing, written by Bonnie Ratner & Roberta Hunte. Performed by Shelley B Shelley. A Black tradeswoman is interviewed about the complicated terrain of diversity…

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Other MediaRites Projects