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New Orleans Loving Festival - Free Screening of One Big Hapa Family

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Please join the New Orleans Loving Festival for a free screening!

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 feature 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. (85 minutes)

A short discussion with award winning filmmaker, Jeff Chiba Stearns, will follow the screening.

Filmmakers Jerry Henry and Andrea Chia started to film a video diary on the day they found out that she was pregnant. As the parents of a multiracial child they examine racial identity in this experimental personal documentary. They filmed Quin‚s birth in an unconventional way – instead of using video, they decided to shoot it on Super 8mm and to shoot it frame-by-frame, like an animation. New parents Jerry and Andrea have endured their own share of discrimination growing up. They hope their newborn son can grow up identifying as something other than “other.” (7 minutes)

Admission FREE

Co-presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street / Antenna, the New Orleans Film Society, and Ashé Cultural Arts Center. For more information visit



Ashé Cultural Arts Center

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113


Friday June 10 (07:00 PM)