HAFU the film, a documentary exploring the experiences of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experience in modern day Japan, will be screened at the UPLINK theater in Shibuya on October 5-18, 2013. The documentary is co-produced and directed by ASIJ alumna Megumi Nishikura (class of 1998).
Official Synopsis: According to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, one in forty-nine babies born in Japan today are born into families with one non-Japanese parent. This newly emerging minority in Japan is under-documented and under-explored in both literature and media. The feature-length HD documentary ﬁlm, “Hafu – the mixed-race experience in Japan” seeks to open this increasingly important dialogue. The ﬁlm explores race, diversity, multiculturalism, nationality, and identity within the mixed-race community of Japan. And through this exploration, it seeks to answer the following questions: What does it mean to be hafu?; What does it mean to be Japanese?; and ultimately, What does all of this mean for Japan?
Watch the trailer: