Shot by PSU students using PSU film equipment, The Seventh Day is a half hour documentary of the conflict which took place between PSU student demonstrators and Portland police in the spring of 1970.
Tjerk Dusseldorp directed and produced. Sue Ellen White did sound. Both were students of Tom Taylor, who taught in PSU’s Center for the Moving Image. Andries Deinum brought Tom Taylor up from California to teach at the Center, a position he held from 1965 to 1981.
A recent Northwest Film & Video Festival described the film:
THE SEVENTH DAY (1970)—A behind-the-scenes look at student protests at Portland State against the killings at Kent State and the U.S. bombing of Cambodia. (29 mins.)
Sue Ellen White, one of the filmmakers, provided this update on the film: ( see comments below)
In May 2011, David Osborn of PSU featured the film, filmmakers and students at the time at PSU’s Open Engagement Conference. He has put the entire film, as well as interviews from filmmakers and students online.http://davidosborn.org/art/
Thank you, Sue Ellen!
I hereby claim The Seventh Day as an Oregon film, based on multiple qualifying criteria.