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Directed by Jan Haaken

Oregon 2015 76 mins.

Portland filmmaker Jan Haaken’s Milk Men takes an in-depth look at the dairy industry in the Pacific Northwest. Following the paths of farmers through the changing seasons in their diverse agricultural terrains, we get a glimpse into the pressures facing the owners of smaller farms who must intensify production to stay competitive in an increasingly global economy. While exploring these problems, Haaken also reflects on the unique relationship between humans and cows while probing public discomfort with the corporatization of rural America.

Opening reception for the NW Farm Series Edition will take place prior to the premiere of Milk Men at 6pm in the upper sculpture garden of the Portland Art Museum.

Genres: Documentary

Appears in: Northwest Tracking



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.