Did you know that the Hapa population is growing, not only in the United States, but also in Asia? A trio of filmmakers — Megumi Nishikura, Lara Perez Takagi, and Marcia Yumi Lise — is working on a feature-length documentary film, Hafu. From the Hafu website:
“Hafu” is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experience in modern day Japan. The film follows the lives of 5 “hafus”–the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese–and by virtue of the fact that living in Japan, they are forced to explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself as the mono-ethnic nation.
They have just wrapped up the filming, but need to raise a total of $10,000 to finish post-production. If you’d like to help out, you can donate online at IndieGoGo.
Meanwhile, check out this trailer for Hafu, which is scheduled to debut in 2012.