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One Big Hapa Family (2010)

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And you thought your family was mixed up.


Jeff Chiba Stearns
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Credited cast:
Candace Bradford Candace Bradford ... Herself
Geri Bradford Geri Bradford ... Herself
Jordan Bradford Jordan Bradford ... Himself
Makenna Bradford Makenna Bradford ... Herself
Wayne Bradford Wayne Bradford ... Himself
Danny Carlson Danny Carlson ... Himself
Sophia Chaudhary Sophia Chaudhary ... Herself
Harry Chiba Harry Chiba ... Himself
June Demcheson June Demcheson ... Herself
Roy Demcheson Roy Demcheson ... Himself
Jeff Foisy Jeff Foisy ... Himself
Adam Girard Adam Girard ... Himself
Christopher Girard Christopher Girard ... Himself
Kim Harvey Kim Harvey ... Herself
Stuart Harvey Stuart Harvey ... Himself


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 inter-racially after his grandparents' generation. This feature live action and animated documentary explores why almost 100% of all Japanese-Canadians are marrying inter-racially, the highest out of any other ethnicity in Canada, and how their children perceive their unique multiracial identities. One Big Hapa Family challenges our perceptions of purity and makes us question if mixing is the end of multiculturalism as we know it. Written by Jeff Chiba Stearns

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12 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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An amazing lighthearted glimpse into ethnically diverse families in Canada from the perspective of a Canadian tracing his Japanese families history and life choices.
25 September 2012 | by josh-486-27508See all my reviews

This movie really touched me and made me smile at the same time.

As someone who grew up and lives in a very ethnically diverse family this movie manages to cut to the heart of many of the questions and challenges we face in a hopeful, light hearted, and sincere way. A truly wonderful documentary about an amazing and beautiful Canadian family.

I *highly* recommend this documentary to anyone who has an ethnically mixed family, lives in an area where they are a minority, or has adopted family of other ethnicities. It will make you appreciate your happy hapa family all the more!

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