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Seadrift

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Wednesday July 31, 2024 7:00 PM

Join Humanities Texas and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for a screening of the award-winning documentary film Seadrift. Following the screening, the film’s director, Tim Tsai, will respond to questions from the audience. This program is free and open to the public.

Screening begins at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

After the fall of Saigon, millions of Vietnamese “boat people” escaped their homeland by sea in a desperate attempt to find refuge. Many sought to build new lives along the Gulf Coast, finding available work and a favorable climate comparable to coast-rich, subtropical Vietnam. The sudden influx of Vietnamese led to strained tensions in many fishing communities. In 1979, a fatal shooting in the small Texas fishing village of Seadrift ignited a maelstrom of hostilities against Vietnamese refugees along the Gulf Coast.

What really happened during this conflict, which was rife with rumors and false assumptions? How does a community recover and heal after a deep rift that erupted in violence? SEADRIFT examines this turbulent yet little-seen chapter of American history and explores the consequences that continue to reverberate today.

The film’s director, Tim Tsai, will join us for an intro and Q&A following the screening.

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Date:
July 31
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Website:
https://www.themodern.org/film/seadrift-0

Organizer

Humanities Texas
Phone
(512) 440-1991
Email
info@humanitiestexas.org
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Venue

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
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Phone
817.738.9215
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