The Wake of Vanport

Series: Rental Event

The screening is free to the public, and reservations can be accessed here

This new, Portland-produced documentary showcases ten new stories told by Vanport survivors. The stories focus on life in Vanport and the 1948 Memorial Day flood caused by a broken dike on the Columbia River. The rising waters completely destroyed Vanport, Oregon, the city built by industrialist and ship builder Henry J. Kaiser. 

THE WAKE OF VANPORT is sponsored by the Skanner Foundation and the North Portland Multimedia Training Center (NPMTC). Support also comes from The Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts and The Regional Arts and Culture Council and our partners Portland Community Media, the Hollywood Theatre, the Oregon Historical Society, and the Skanner Newsgroup.

Wake of Vanport