In 1979, the fatal shooting of a white crabber in a small Texas fishing village ignites a maelstrom of hostilities against Vietnamese fishing communities along the Gulf Coast. Seadrift inspects the circumstances surrounding the incident and its tumultuous aftermath, and tells the story of Vietnamese refugees who flee their home country only to be confronted by angry fishermen and the KKK as they search for a new home in a strange land.
About the Director
TIM TSAI – Tim is a filmmaker and editor whose award-winning short films have screened at numerous film festivals. His most recent directorial work, KLRU’s Austin Revealed: Pioneers from the East, is an oral history series about the earliest Chinese American families to settle in Central Texas. Editorial credits include Yakona, an experiential documentary on the San Marcos River that premiered and won an audience award at SXSW 2014. He holds an MFA in film production from the University of Texas at Austin. Seadrift is his feature directorial debut.