In memory of
Bushra Azzouz
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In memory of
Bushra Azzouz
Bushra Azzouz Feb. 13, 1954 - June 13, 2019 Born In Mosul, Iraq, daughter of Najib and Yvette Azzouz, Bushra grew up in Lebanon, moved to the United States and attended Reed College, where she majored in Theater. Later, she earned a masters degree at San Francisco State University with a focus on documentary film production. Her films include "And Woman Wove it in a Basket" a portrait of Native American basket weaver Nettie Jackson, "No News" a personal reflection on the events of 9-11, "Women of Cyprus" a study of Cypriot women seeking to reunify their war-torn island and "A Midsummer Night's Dream in Prison" an ongoing project portraying a production of Shakespeare's play by prisoners at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla, Ore. Bushra taught for decades as a lead faculty member at the Northwest Film Study Center. Throughout her personal life and in her films, Bushra devoted herself to supporting and giving voice to the unheard, the marginalized and the powerless. She worked on projects connected to community media, organic food production, indigenous land rights in Borneo, children and homeless youth. She trained hundreds of aspiring filmmakers who remember her with heartfelt devotion and gratitude. Those close to her will never forget her fiery intelligence, her spontaneous playful sense of fun and adventure, her generosity and loving spirituality and the charming leisure with which she savored the beauties of life on earth. She is survived by her husband and companion of 20 years, Andy Larkin; two younger brothers, Bashar and Haydar, her Portland cousin, Aysha Ghazoul; and by a far-flung extended family in America, Canada, Europe and Egypt. A private family memorial will be held Aug. 24, 2019, in Washington, D.C. A local memorial for her immediate family and community of friends will be held later in the year. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Bushra Azzouz
Bushra Azzouz Feb. 13, 1954 - June 13, 2019 Born In Mosul, Iraq, daughter of Najib and Yvette Azzouz, Bushra grew up in Lebanon, moved to the United States and attended Reed College, where she majored in Theater. Later, she earned a masters degree at San Francisco State University with a focus on documentary film production. Her films include "And Woman Wove it in a Basket" a portrait of Native American basket weaver Nettie Jackson, "No News" a personal reflection on the events of 9-11, "Women of Cyprus" a study of Cypriot women seeking to reunify their war-torn island and "A Midsummer Night's Dream in Prison" an ongoing project portraying a production of Shakespeare's play by prisoners at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla, Ore. Bushra taught for decades as a lead faculty member at the Northwest Film Study Center. Throughout her personal life and in her films, Bushra devoted herself to supporting and giving voice to the unheard, the marginalized and the powerless. She worked on projects connected to community media, organic food production, indigenous land rights in Borneo, children and homeless youth. She trained hundreds of aspiring filmmakers who remember her with heartfelt devotion and gratitude. Those close to her will never forget her fiery intelligence, her spontaneous playful sense of fun and adventure, her generosity and loving spirituality and the charming leisure with which she savored the beauties of life on earth. She is survived by her husband and companion of 20 years, Andy Larkin; two younger brothers, Bashar and Haydar, her Portland cousin, Aysha Ghazoul; and by a far-flung extended family in America, Canada, Europe and Egypt. A private family memorial will be held Aug. 24, 2019, in Washington, D.C. A local memorial for her immediate family and community of friends will be held later in the year. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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