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Seadrift

In 1979, a fatal shooting ignites a maelstrom of hostilities against Vietnamese refugee fishermen along the Gulf Coast. Set during the early days of Vietnamese refugee arrival in the U.S., "Seadrift" examines this turbulent yet little-seen chapter of American history and explores its consequences that continue to reverberate today. LOCAL ANGLE: Vietnamese, refugee theme, civil rights, gulf coast, San Antonio (close to Seadrift), Houston (close to Seadrift), racism, UT Austin filmmaker, Taiwanese filmmaker, CAAM funded film, ITVS funded film, Firelight fellow filmmaker, racial reconciliation.

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