Tim Tsai | Visalia, CA | 69 min
In 1979, a Vietnamese refugee shot and killed a white crab fisherman on the public docks of Seadrift, Texas. What began as a dispute over fishing territory erupted into violence, igniting a maelstrom of boat burnings, KKK intimidation, and other hostilities against Vietnamese living along the Gulf Coast. Set during the early days of postwar Vietnamese arrival in the US, Seadrift examines the circumstances that led to the shooting, and the unexpected consequences that followed.
This screening is made possible thanks to support provided by South Carolina ETV and Reel South.
Andre Silva | Wilmington, NC | 8 min
Genre: Experimental Short
Filmed on an undeveloped barrier island in southeastern North Carolina, Tides (the latest short from Indie Grits alum Andre Silva) asks us to consider the relationships between the technological world and that more ecological dimension we label “nature” or “the environment.”Reserve Tickets