NEJACL at BAAFF 2011
NEJACL is co-presenting the showing of the film,
"One Big Hapa Family" at this year's Boston Asian
American Film Festival. A film summary is below.
Film tickets can be bought at a pre-sale discount
on the Boston Asian American FIlm Festival website:
The NEJACL will be gathering for dinner
at China Garden following the film. Please RSVP to Ken Oye,
(firstname.lastname@example.org) so he can make reservations.
One Big Hapa Family
Film summary: 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.