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2015 Vanport Multimedia Project

“The Wake of Vanport”

Join us for the next public screening of the

2014 NPMTC Vanport Oral Histories

Sunday February 1, 2015 at 3 p.m.

Midland Library 

805 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97233

“The Wake of Vanport” honors 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 city of Oregon with a rich history for all Oregonians. 

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. 

Immediately following the screening there will be an opportunity for discussion with survivors and producers. Screening sponsored by The Library Foundation, Multnomah County Library, Portland Oregon. NPMTC is a project of The Skanner Foundation. 



Apply for 2015 workshops here!  

Photo Credit:http://wwwhistoricalthreads.blogspot.com/2011/10/diy-history-detective-quest-in-wilds-of.html

The NPMTC 2015 Vanport Film Project invites community members to participate in telling, producing, collecting, and viewing Vanport survivor oral histories.  The Meyer Memorial Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, and The Multnomah County Cultural Coalition have partnered with The Skanner Foundation and NPMTC to sponsor the project. 

Free story gathering workshops will be offered and include learning video and audio recording to capture the interviews, and editing skills necessary to produce multimedia stories. The free weekend workshops begin in April extending to August. The commitment is around 32 hours of workshop time plus 5-10 additional hours for filming outside the classroom. 

For more information and to apply for workshops visit the Vanport Project blog on Tumblr

NPMTC is a project of The Skanner Foundation, est. 1997 as the non-profit entity of The Skanner News Group to further education among African Americans.  For more information about NPMTC visit www.npmtc.org.    

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