Long Beach filmmaker to tell story of ‘forgotten’ culture of Coast’s Vietnamese


The Sun Herald posted a piece about a Vietnamese American who started a crowdfunding to tell the story of the “forgotten” Vietnamese fisherman in Biloxi.

The Vietnamese fishing community has been an integral part of the seafood industry of South Mississippi for generations. However, one Long Beach filmmaker believes their story has not been properly told, something she said she hopes to change.

“It’s the story that needs to be told,” Catherine Leatherwood said. “And I want help them tell their story.”

Leatherwood plans to bring the stories of the Vietnamese culture on the Coast to life via her documentary — “Fresh Off The Boat: A Documentary on the Vietnamese Fishing Industry of Biloxi.” She said she plans to have the film completed and ready for film festivals in early 2018. Source: The Sun Herald.

Catherine Leatherwood
Catherine Leatherwood (Photo source: The Sun Herald)

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