. . . at 7 pm on Thursday, August 22 for Hafu: The Mixed Race Experience of Japan, followed by a Q&A with director Megumi Nishkura. According to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, 1 in 49 babies born in Japan today is born into a family with one non Japanese parent. This newly emerging minority has been under documented and under explored, but the documentary Hafu (the Japanese term for people who are half Japanese) seeks to remedy that. Through the unique experiences of five hafu with ancestry in Ghana, Venezuela, Australia, Korea and Mexico the film focuses on issues of race, diversity, multiculturalism, nationality and identity within the mixed race community of Japan. What does it mean to be Japanese? What does it mean to be hafu? Perhaps most importantly, what does the increasing presence of hafu mean for Japan?

— Karen Severns

(Japan, 2013; 87 min.; in Japanese and English with subtitles; Q&A in English)