The strange life of a radical activist-turned-recluse who videotaped everything on TV for 30 years — in the name of truth.
In 1979, the fatal shooting of a white crabber in a Texas fishing village ignites hostilities against Vietnamese refugee communities along the Gulf Coast.
Tim is a filmmaker whose past work include directing a series on early Chinese Texans for Austin PBS and editing the non-narrative film YAKONA (SXSW '14) about the San Marcos River. He holds an MFA in film production from U.T. Austin and is a Firelight Media Documentary Labs fellow. SEADRIFT is his feature directorial debut.
In the summer of 1979 at the public town docks in Seadrift, Texas, a Vietnamese refugee shoots and kills a white crab fisherman. What begins as a dispute over fishing territory erupts into violence and triggers a series of boat burnings, Ku Klux Klan intimidation, and other hostilities against Vietnamese along the Gulf Coast.