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IF Film Night and Open Show: Hafu


Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:00PM - 9:00PM


World Affairs Council Auditorium

312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA

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Open Show organizes live events worldwide where the public can see compelling work and interact directly with photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers in high-profile spaces. The International Forum is pleased to collaborate with Open Show Bay Area and host the screening of Hafu, a film about the new generation of mixed Japanese.

One in forty-nine babies born in Japan today have one non-Japanese parent, a trend that is rarely addressed in mainstream media and relatively undocumented. This documentary film follows the lives of five “hafus” (biracial or ethnically half Japanese) as they explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself as a mono-ethnic nation.

What does it mean to be hafu? What does it mean to be Japanese? And what does all of this mean for Japan?

Screening will begin promptly at 7:00 PM followed by Q&A videoconference with director Megumi Nishikura at 8:30 PM.

This event is at capacity. Please call 415-293-4600 with any questions.


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International Forum


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