Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hafu Film Teaser

Here's the teaser to the documentary "Hafu", a film which regards a very interesting subject, the experiences of the new generation of mixed-Japanese living in Japan, the "Hafus" - the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese.
With an ever increasing movement of people between places in this transnational age, there is a mounting number of mixed-race people in Japan, some visible others not. "Hafu" is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experience in modern day Japan. The film follows the lives of five "hafus"--the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese--and by virtue of the fact that living in Japan, they are forced to explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself as the mono-ethnic nation. For some of these hafus Japan is the only home they know, for some living in Japan is an entirely new experience, and others are caught somewhere between two different worlds.
To find out more visit

Credits: Director/Producers Megumi Nishikura and Lara Perez Takagi
Photography: Jayson Carpenter, Mike Conolly
Motion Graphics: Ken Tanabe
Music: Winton White
Subtitles: Marcia Yumi Lise and John Kneriem


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