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— by Matthew Monagle: In 1979, the small Texas city of Seadrift found itself in the national spotlight. At the beginning of the decade, during the long grind of the war in Vietnam, the fishing community became home to a growing population of Vietnamese refugees. Soon, however, tensions began to mount between the immigrants and the local fisherman, culminating in a fatal shooting that rocked the town. How the two communities came into conflict – and how they’ve tried to pick up the pieces in the intervening years – is the subject of Seadrift, a new documentary playing at this weekend’s Austin Asian American Film Festival…

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June 14, 2019