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film One Big Hapa Family

Thursday, November 30, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Storrs Campus
Laurel Hall 101

And you thought your family was mixed up....

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 inter-racially after his grandparents' generation. This feature live action and animated documentary explores why almost 100% of all Japanese-Canadians are marrying inter-racially, the highest out of any other ethnicity in Canada, and how their 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. - Written by Jeff Chiba Stearns

After the film, Director Jeff Chiba Stearns will share his experiences in creating the documentary.

This event is free and open to the public.

After the event, there will be a reception at the Asian American Cultural Center, SU 428.

This event's sponsors are the Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC), AsACC, Mixed and Half Asian People's Association (HAPA).


Asian American Cultural Center (primary), Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center, UConn Master Calendar

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