One Big Hapa Family (DVD)
By Jeff Chiba Stearns.
After a realization at a family reunion, half Japanese-Canadian filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns embarks on a journey of self-discovery to find out why everyone in his Japanese-Canadian family married interracially after his grandparents' generation.
This live action and animated documentary explores why almost 100% of all Japanese-Canadians are marrying interracially, the highest out of any other ethnicity in Canada, and how their mixed children perceive their unique multiracial identities. The stories from four generations of a Japanese-Canadian family come to life through the use of innovative animation techniques created by some of Canada's brightest independent animators, including Louise Johnson, Ben Meinhardt, Todd Ramsay, Kunal Sen, Jeff Chiba Stearns and Jonathan Ng.
Running time: 85 min.