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HAFU – Special Screening in Fukuoka

ドキュメンタリー映画『ハーフ』特別上映会
Description
“HAFU” the film
ドキュメンタリー映画『ハーフ』特別上映会
Special Screening in Fukuoka by Fukuoka Now

• 12/15 (Sun.), Open: 13:40, Start: 14:00 (87 min)
• Discussion with audience participation: 15:30 ~ 16:00
• Venue: KBC Cinema, 1-3-21 Nanotsu, Chuo-ku
• Non-reserved seating: 108 theater seats. 42 extra folding chairs if needed.
• Tickets: ¥1,500 (all ages)
• Advance tickets only. Available online or at the Fukuoka Now office (weekdays 09:30~18:00) All sales final. No refunds.

・日時:2013年12月15日(日)開場13:40、上映開始14:00(87分間)
 * 映画終了後15:30〜16:00、オープンディスカッションを予定しています(自由参加)
・会場:KBCシネマ(中央区那の津1-3-21)
・座席:150席(会場108席+折畳み席42席)/当日先着順にて入場
・チケット1,500円(全世代おひとり/前売りのみ)
 オンラインもしくは、フクオカ・ナウ(中央区天神3-7-3-5F/平日9:30〜18:00)オフィスにて。


Synopsis
With an ever increasing movement of people between places in this transnational age, there is a growing number of mixed-race people in Japan, some visible others not. According to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, one in forty-nine babies born in Japan today are born into families with one non-Japanese parent. This newly emerging minority in Japan is under-documented and under-explored in both literature and media.

The feature-length HD documentary film, “Hafu – the mixed-race experience in Japan” seeks to open this increasingly important dialogue. The film explores race, diversity, multiculturalism, nationality, and identity within the mixed-race community of Japan.

The film 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. For some of these hafus Japan is the only home they know, for some living in Japan is an entirely new experience, and others are caught somewhere between two different worlds. 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.

What does it mean to be hafu?; What does it mean to be Japanese?; and ultimately, What does all of this mean for Japan?

日本は多様化している。日本の新生児49人に1人が日本人と外国人の間に生まれています。
人々が頻繁に世界中を移動する時代となり、日本には、両親のどちらかが外国人という人々が多く存在するようになりました。中には外見的に目立つ人もいれば、全く目立たない人もいます。ドキュメンタリー作品『ハーフ』は、このようなハーフたちの心境や、現代の日本での多文化的な経験を通して、発見の旅へと導きます。
単一民族と言われてきた国において多文化・多人種であるとはどういうことなのか。ハーフであるとは、どういうことなのか?日本人であるという意味は?一体、それは日本にとって、どういう意味を持つのか?
主人公であるハーフたち自身のナレーションと率直なインタビューに、シネマベリテーの映像を重ねて、多様性とは何かを感じ、考えてみませんか。
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Don’t miss this one-time special screening in Fukuoka!
MORE INFO ☞: fukuoka-now.com/hafu
Event Timeline
Sun Dec 15, 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM JST
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Venue
KBC Cinema / KBCシネマ
Tickets
Advance Ticket ¥1,500

On sale until Dec 14, 2013, 8:00:00 PM

Venue Address
中央区那の津1-3-21 Japan
Organizer
Fukuoka Now
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Attendees
130 / 130