CNNgo – The whole story on being “hafu”

12 2nd, 2010

At our Kyoto sneak preview, CNNgo journalist Daniel Krieger interviewed us. The article was published this past Monday.

The whole story on being ‘hafu’

The movie ‘Hafu’ explores the limbo world of people who are half-Japanese and half something else, as they try to find their place in society

By Daniel Krieger 29 November, 2010

What does it mean to be half-Japanese in 21st-century Japan?

This is what filmmakers Megumi Nishikura and Lara Takagi set out to explore in their documentary film, “Hafu,” of which they showed a preview screening last month at the Kansai Franco-Japanese Institute in Kyoto.

Read the full article here.

A write up in the JAPAN TIMES!

6 23rd, 2010

Exciting news! We were recently written up in the Japan Times.

Article on the flim in the Japan Times

Here’s an excerpt and the link to the rest of the article

‘Hafu’ draws viewers into world of Japanese identity

Participants see themselves as part of emerging community


Staff writer

“Hafu,” the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese, takes on a more intricate meaning through the unfolding of mixed-race Japanese lives in the documentary “Hafu.” Those starring in the film and those behind the project identify themselves as a newly emerging community.

With production in full swing and a target finish date by the end of this year, “Hafu” aims to explore and initiate dialogue on what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in Japan.

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