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"One Big Hapa Family" Film Screening

  • 12 Nov 2011
  • 2:00 PM
  • Bright Family Screening Room, The Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston
The 2011 Boston Asian American Film Festival Presents:

"One Big Hapa Family"
A Film by Jeff Chiba Stearns

Film Screening &
Q&A with Director Jeff Chiba Stearns

Saturday, November 12

2:00 p.m.
Bright Family Screening Room
The Paramount Center

559 Washington Street, Boston
(T: Boylston or Downtown Crossing)

2010 | 85 mins | Documentary
Directed by Jeff Chiba Stearns

After a realization at a family reunion, half Japanese-Canadian filmmaker, Jeff Chiba Stearns, embarks on a journey of self-discovery to find out why everyone in his Japanese-Canadian family married interracially after his grandparents’ generation. This feature live action and animated documentary explores why almost 100% of all Japanese-Canadians are marrying interracially, the highest out of any other ethnic group in Canada, and how their mixed children perceive their unique multiracial identities. One Big Hapa Family challenges our perceptions of purity and makes us question if mixing is the end of multiculturalism as we know it.


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