Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6:30p -
Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
Festivals & Fairs, Film
The Boston Asian American Film Festival’s 2019 Centerpiece film is SEADRIFT, a documentary by Tim Tsai.
In 1979, a Vietnamese refugee shoots and ills a white crab fisherman at the public town docks in Seadrift, Texas. 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 refugee arrival in the U.S., Seadrift examines the shooting and its dramatic aftermath, and reveals the unexpected consequences that continue to reverberate today.
The short documentary, “Justice for Vincent,” directed by Andy Palmer, will precede the screening of Seadrift and a Q&A with Director, Producer, and Editor Tim Tsai will immediately follow the film.
The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers the Asian American community through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. Our film selections highlight both historic and contemporary stories in an effort to deepen understanding and appreciation of Asian American experiences. Hosted in Boston, Massachusetts, this festival attracts people from all over the country every year.