San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Doors open 5:30pm for a 5:45pm start
Followed by a panel discussion with Rebecca Suter, Koichi Iwabuchi and Hana Gleeson.
Directed by Megumi Nishikura & Lara Perez Takagi, 2013
With an ever increasing movement of people between ʻplacesʼ in this transnational age, there is a
mounting number of mixed-race people in Japan, some visible, others not. Hafu - the mixed-race
experience of Japan is a journey of discovery into the complex multicultural experience of mixed-race Japanese in modern day Japan.
The film follows the lives of five hafus—the Japanese term for people who are half Japanese—as they explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself to be mono-ethnic. For some of these hafus, Japan is the only home they know. For others, living in Japan is an entirely new experience. And still others find themselves caught between two different worlds.
When & Where
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
The Japan Foundation, Sydney is the Australian arm of The Japan Foundation, established by the Japanese government to promote cultural and academic exchange between Japan and other nations. We run a variety of educational programs and cultural events throughout the year.