One Big Hapa Family

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
7:30 PM

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One Big Hapa Family

One Big Hapa Family

Directed by: Jeff Chiba Stearns
Runtime: 48 min
Year: 2010
Country: Canada
Website: Official Website

Jeff Chiba Stearn’s charming and animated documentary gives us a peek at the varied identity questions and answers of five generations of a single family. From immigration to internment to intermarriage and assimilation, we hear people’s definitions of themselves, their ancestors, and their offspring.

As Canadians, but also as what Canadians call “visible minorities,” how has this family grown and accomplished and come to understand itself? As citizens in predominantly immigrant countries, this film asks us all to take the same challenge.
— Melissa Bisagni

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Unreserved The Work of Louie Gong

Unreserved: The Work of Louie Gong

Directed by: Tracy Rector
Runtime: 14 min
Year: 2009
Country: USA

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Directed by: Emy Takada
Runtime: 15 min
Year: 2009
Country: USA/Brazil
Language: Japanese w/ English subtitles

Emy Takada, a second generation Japanese raised in virtual seclusion from Brazilian society, seeks to understand her personal identity and her immigrant Japanese grandfather.


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