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.
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.