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VCSA Presents: Virtual Screening of SEADRIFT

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Please join us for a virtual screening and community discussion of SEADRIFT, a documentary feature directed by Tim Tsai.

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RSVP via Eventbrite to receive the link to the film AND a link to the Zoom discussion on April 17 at 3PM CST.

The film link will be available to watch anytime between April 10 - April 17. (Vietnamese and English subtitles available.)

This talkback event explores our Asian American history here in Texas as we aim to draw meaningful correlations between the film and present-day discussions around racism, equity, and social justice. It features a Q&A and Community Discussion with Filmmaker Tim Tsai.

About the film:

In 1979, a Vietnamese refugee shoots and kills a white crab fisherman at the public town docks in Seadrift, TX. What began as a dispute over fishing territory erupts into violence and ignites a maelstrom of boat burnings, KKK intimidation, and other hostilities against Vietnamese refugees along the Gulf Coast. Set during the early days of Vietnamese arrival in the U.S., SEADRIFT is a feature documentary that examines the circumstances that led up to the shooting and its dramatic aftermath, and reveals the unexpected consequences that continue to reverberate today.

About the filmmaker:

Tim Tsai is a documentary filmmaker and editor. He directed KLRU’s short doc series AUSTIN REVEALED: PIONEERS FROM THE EAST, which profiles some of the earliest Chinese American families to settle in Central Texas. Editorial work include YAKONA (SXSW '14 Audience Award), a hybrid non-narrative film about the San Marcos river. He holds an MFA in film production from U.T. Austin, is a Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program associate, and a Firelight Media Documentary Labs fellow. SEADRIFT is his first feature.


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