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ENTERTAINMENT

The Wake of Vanport crowd

“The Wake of Vanport” is so named to honor the death of a city and the viewing of its history through the collection of Vanport stories told by the voices of those who lived there. It is also a celebration of life after loss. Vanport is a lost cityof Oregon with a rich history for all Oregonians.

wake of vanport storyrecordingAfter the April 2016 screening, a volunteer records the story of an attending Vanport survivor. Join us for this screening of multimedia works produced during the 2014 Vanport Multimedia Project dedicated to collecting and preserving Vanport survivors’ stories. Community members, local historians, artists, media makers and educators collaborated to turn oral history interviews into short and powerful pieces of digital audio and visual narrative.

The Wake of Vanport
Friday, August 26, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown
319 Southwest Pine Street, 2nd Floor 
Portland, OR 97204

Immediately following the screening there will be an opportunity for discussion with survivors and producers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is FREE, but space is limited and reservation is required.

images of vanport book 300Portland author Zita Podany will be signing copies of her book "Images of America: Vanport" at the August 26, 2016 movie screeningThe first 40 guests will receive a free copy of the book "Images of America: Vanport" signed by Portland author Zita Podany.

Eventbrite - The Wake Of Vanport

Together, this touching collection of truly heartfelt remembrances paint a poignant portrait of a short-lived, idyllic oasis ­—Movie Critic Kam Williams

This event is sponsored by the Oregon Lottery, PCRI, The Skanner News, Oregon Community Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Portland Prime and Oregon Humanities.

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