ONE BIG HAPA FAMILY
- ONE BIG HAPA FAMILY
- 2010, Jeff Chiba Stearns, Canada, 85 min.
A reunion of his large and very diverse family led half-Japanese Vancouver filmmaker Stearns to question why not a single person on the Asian side of the family had married someone of Japanese ancestry after his grandparents’ generation. This lively, good-humored narrative peppered with amusing animation and funny anecdotes, digs into the history of the Japanese in Canada before tracing the individual stories from Stearns’s grandparents down to his own generation, to theorize on why the Japanese have proven more likely to intermarry with “the other” than any other Asian group. HDCAM video. (BS)