JETAA has obtained a license to show a special screening of Hafu. It’s a film that follows the lives of five “hafus”, the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese, as they explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself as the mono-ethnic nation.
- Date: Friday February 28th
- Time: doors open at 6:15 PM
- Location: DePaul University, Schmitt Academic Center (SAC), 2320 North Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 (google map)
The film will start promptly at 6:30, so please arrive at 6:15 so as not to disturb others in the audience. After the film, we will have time for discussion. Pizza and other refreshments will be provided.
Narrated by the hafus themselves, along with candid interviews and cinéma vérité footage, the viewer is guided through a myriad of hafu experiences that are influenced by upbringing, family relationships, education, and even physical appearance. As the film interweaves five unique life stories, audiences discover the depth and diversity of hafu personal identities.
Note: This is a “limited” event and additional tickets are no longer available. In case you are unable to attend, please inform our organizers so we can allow those on our waitlist to enter.