Julie Perini has lived in Portland, Oregon since 2010 where she makes experimental and documentary videos/films. Her short-form personal works are autobiographical, self-reflective, and expressive. Her documentary feature films are produced within and alongside contemporary social movements, such as her award-winning feature documentary, Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Poughkeepie, NY, Julie has been exploring her immediate surroundings with cameras since age 15 when she discovered a VHS camcorder in her suburban home. Her work often explores the areas between fact and fiction, staged and improvised, personal and political. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Art + Design at Portland State University. She is a backcountry guide with the arts/environmental organization Signal Fire.