As a mother raising two hafu (half-Japanese) children, I know I am very interested in the experiences of hafu people and what I can learn from their experiences. I don’t think it is unusual or difficult to be a hafu living in the United States (at least where I live)… we have so much diversity. And diversity is applauded around here. But for hafus living in Japan, I know it can be difficult at times to live in such a mono-ethnic country. I am so glad this film is coming out so that more people can be aware of the challenges that mixed race people can face… and to realize that 1 in 30 babies born in Japan are mixed race! I think that is so cool. I am looking forward to seeing how the increase in cultural diversity affects Japan as the years go by.
The film has entered the final phase of production and needs your support to finish! Hafu Film has launched a fundraising campaign on indiegogo to help with this. You can donate as little as $5 to the cause. They are being super-generous and you can receive some cool rewards for making a contribution. For example:
For $10, you will get a shoutout on facebook and twitter AND a handwritten thank you note! I bet this would be of interest to those of you trying to grow the number of visitors to your blog!
For $25, you get a CD by a hafu artist, a booklet, postcard, and shoutout
For $50, you get a copy of the DVD
For $100, you’ll get your name put in the credits of the film! How cool is that?!?
And there’s more. CLICK HERE to see how you can help. Their goal is to raise $10,000.
What has been your experience being a hafu where you live? Are you excited for this film to come out? Do you know someone who would be? Please help spread the word about this project. ありがとう！