Did you read Half Australian Shinobu, Half Japanese Jane (my memoirs on growing up half-Japanese in Australia)?
Well, Megumi Nishikura, one of the filmmakers of Hafu Film came across it, and introduced me to something exciting happening in the world of Half-Japanese people.
Hafu is a documentary film about the experiences of mixed-Japanese people living in Japan.
Having never met another half-Japanese (outside my immediate family) until I was an adult, and having no half-Japanese friends in Australia, it was fascinating to read about half-Japanese people who have had similar experiences and feelings to my own.
And my experience of being half-Japanese IN Japan? That's another whole story in itself. Where do I start? Oh great, I don't need to, they're making a film instead (^_^)
I'm really looking forward to seeing this film.
Here's a preview:
If you'd like to contribute to the making of Hafu Film, there are various thank-you gifts on offer including autographed DVD's of the film, or for very generous donations, having your name in the film credits as associate producer, etc. Have a look here for more information.
Images and video in this post are by Hafu Fillm.
- Are you half-Japanese? What are your thoughts and feelings about being hafu?