Target Free Thursday Screening: Come Together Home

Thu, Nov 17, 2011 @ 6:30pm - 4:00pm


The first wave of Chinese immigrants started to arrive in Portland in 1850. Most of the Chinese immigrants worked as railroad workers, loggers, and cannery workers, and helped to build the city of Portland and the state of Oregon.
Block 14 in Lone Fir Cemetery, the first Chinese burial ground in Portland—and site of as many as 1,500 burials—now stands as a fenced-off void of gravel after most of the remains were exhumed and shipped back to China, via Hong Kong, in two major disinterments: 1928 and 1949.
Sixty years later, director Ivy Lin follows the footsteps of the missing 1949 shipment of remains in an extraordinary journey from Portland to Tung Wah Coffin Home in Hong Kong.

Followed by Q&A with filmmaker, Ivy Lin.


Admission: Free and open to the public, courtesy of TARGET. RSVP required to


Filmmaker Bio

Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Ivy Lin has been living in the United States since 1989.
She moved to Portland, OR from the Midwest in 2002.

In 2007, Ivy directed and produced Knowing All of You Like I Do, a documentary about the closing and deconstruction of the record store Music Millennium NW (the oldest independent record store in the Pacific Northwest), chosen to be screened at the Reel Music Festival 2008.

In 2008, Ivy directed and produced Pig Roast & Tank of Fish, a documentary about Portland’s Chinatown. It premiered on September 28th at Someday Lounge in Old Town/Chinatown to an audience of over 200. It was also chosen to be screened at the 35th NW Film & Video Film Festival on November 15th, 2009.