One Big Hapa Family
Directed by: Jeff Chiba Stearns
Runtime: 48 min
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
Unreserved: The Work of Louie Gong
Directed by: Tracy Rector
Runtime: 14 min
Of Chinese and Native American descent, Louie Gong shows his art and passion are as unique as he is by merging Native Coast Salish art with pop culture icon Vans.
Directed by: Emy Takada
Runtime: 15 min
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.