Ivy Lin & Come Together Home

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I wrote up on filmmaker Ivy Lin when she did her documentary on the disappearing Chinatown in Portland (Pig Roast & Tank of Fish), and now she's following it up with Come Together Home - and from the trailer - it looks pretty damn good.

Death. Disinterment. Reburial.

Discover the remains of early Chinese immigrants, and their extraordinary final journey from Portland to Hong Kong.

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 in 1928 & 1949.
Sixty years later, Director Ivy Lin follows the footsteps of the missing 1949 shipment in an extraordinary journey from Portland to Hong Kong.
Check It Out


Sunday October 11th @ 7pm
Someday Lounge
125 NW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR

Q&A with the director following the screening

Free admission, donations welcomed for "Block 14 Memorials Fund", raised by Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery.