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FIRE ON THE WATER

USA, 1982 (MIFF 1983)

Director: Robert Hillman

Fire on the Water is an exploration of the confrontation between Texas fishermen and industrious Vietnamese refugees who have moved in on their fishing grounds. Jim Craig, an extremely sympathetic shrimp wholesaler, tries to give the Vietnamese a helping hand, only to come to grief from all sides in the end.

The film also observes a Vietnamese family caught up in the crises, and the actions of the local Ku Klux Klan.

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