NOLA Japanese Cinema Series – HAFU

Please join us for NOLA JCS – a monthly Japanese film series hosted by the Japan Society of New Orleans, with support from NOLA Anime, Café Istanbul, Press Street, JETAA NOLA and Charitable Film Network.

HAFU: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan
by Megumi Nishikura & Lara Perez Takagi

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 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.The film explores race, diversity, multiculturalism, nationality, and identity within the mixed-race community of Japan. And through this exploration, it seeks to answer the following questions: What does it mean to be hafu? What does it mean to be Japanese? and What does all of this mean for Japan? (2013, 90 minutes) Japanese and English subtitles.

Admission Free!  Cash Bar.
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