MOCAFILMS Bitter Harvest: The Chinese American Roots of Craft Beer

Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Tickets (include museum admission): $15/adult; $10/student & senior; Free for MOCA members

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Portland, Oregon is widely known as the craft beer capital, but did you know that Chinese immigrant workers helped launch the craft beer industry? Join MOCA for a screening of Bitter Harvest, a short documentary in three parts, each telling the story of the Chinese immigrant workers who helped found Oregon’s craft beer industry. Each video will be accompanied by commentary from the documentary maker, Ivy Lin, who will offer further insights on the role of Chinese workers in the creation of the West Coast wine and beer industry.


About the Filmmaker
Ivy Lin is a filmmaker who documents the lesser-known stories of her fellow Portlanders. She frequently screens her work at festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest, including at the Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival, where she was awarded the Best Documentary Short prize in 2015.