“Mixed up” refers to the notions of blending identities and transgressing cultural norms...
We are pleased to present this dossier on the subject of mixed-race identity, originally curated by filmmaker Anne Marie Nakagawa.
“Mixed up” refers to the notions of blending identities and transgressing cultural norms, shifting the trajectory of where individuals without the traditional Canadian (or American) plus-one-ethnic-identity choose to locate themselves in a sea of social and political contradictions.
For a country that prides itself in being “multicultural,” there still appears to be difficulty in understanding and accepting a person of mixed racial and cultural decent as “Canadian,” especially if one of their heritages falls into the category of “visible minority.”
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Follow the adventures of the Super Nip as filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns explores his cultural backgrounds growing up a mix of Japanese and Caucasian in a small white-bread Canadian city. This short classically animated film looks at particular periods in Jeff’s life where he battled with finding an identity being a half minority - from his childhood origins to the epic showdown against the monster truck drivin’ redneck crew. “What Are You Anyways?” is a humorous yet serious story of struggle and love and finding one’s identity through the trials and tribulations of growing up.