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.

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Taking care of our Mental health is important for everyone – and everyone deserves help and support. Whether you or someone you know is struggling in some way, or you just want someone to talk to, this toolkit can offer a little help, support, and connection. You are not alone. We are all in this together. The first step is starting the conversation.

Created in partnership with MediaRites & Oregon Children’s Theatre



The –ISM Youth Files Panel Discussion

The Panelists Joseph Barron Ph.D, Children’s Program, is a licensed psychologist, he draws from these interpersonal-process and cognitive-behavioral frames when conducting assessment, providing treatment, and advocating/interfacing psychologically…

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The –ISM Youth Files Live Event

The –ISM Youth Files is a youth project focusing on writings and interviews about mental health. The e-book collection of monologues, personal essays, poetry and…

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Meet the writers of the –ISM Youth Files at Our Event, August 27 at 2 PM

Join us August 27th at 2pm at Curious Comedy in Portland (or at home via live-streaming) to meet our 20 youth writers in Portland and from around the country and…

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The -Ism Project Films

Back in March 2021, we debuted our four films presented with community conversations: Ruega Por Mi written by Yasmin Ruvalcaba Saludado, That Diversity Thing written by Bonnie Ratner and Roberta…

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Being Me in the Current America Selected to Screen as The BronzeLens Festival in Atlanta

2021 BronzeLens Film Festival – The Virtual Experience: Connecting the Culture, Creators and Content, will take place on BronzeLens.com over six days beginning Tuesday, August 17th,…

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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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Other MediaRites Projects


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.


Read about the project we developed, Theatre Diaspora, which 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