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Directed by Jeff Chiba Stearns

Vancouver 2016 96 mins. In English

The multiracial community is fast becoming one of the largest demographics in North America. A special dilemma has arisen with this growth: medical issues relating to complex genes and donor matches in blood cancer patients. Emmy-nominated (Yellow Sticky Notes) director Jeff Chiba Stearns explores the meaning of race in medicine as those in need of help reflect on their own multicultural identities in this evolving world. Stearns mixes live action and animation to tell an important human story in which race is no longer just about identity, it is a matter of life and death. Stearns will introduce the film.

A reception will take place prior to the screening at 6pm in the Stevens room near the Whitsell Auditorium with cupcakes generously donated by Lightning Cupcakes and Cakes. 

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.