Film Screening: "Mixed Match"
- Date: 05/02/2018 6:30 PM
- Location: Palm Springs Public Library - The Learning Center
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
Join us to watch Mixed Match on Wednesday, May 2nd. The movie (closed captioning included) will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC).
Mixed Match is an important human story told from the perspective of mixed race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a seemingly impossible search to find bone marrow donors, all while exploring what role race plays in medicine. With the multiracial community becoming one of the fastest growing demographics in North America, being mixed race is no longer just about an identity, it can be a matter of life and death.
Jeff Chiba Stearns (Director, Executive Producer, Editor, Writer) is an Emmy® nominated and Webby award winning animation and documentary filmmaker. After graduating from Emily Carr University with a degree in Film Animation, he founded Vancouver based boutique animation studio Meditating Bunny Studio Inc. in 2001. From animated viral video ads and broadcast commercials for companies like Sharpie, 3M and Post-it Note, to short and feature films like “What Are You Anyways?” (2005), Yellow Sticky Notes (2007), One Big Hapa Family (2010), Ode to a Post-it Note (2010), Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam (2013) and Mixed Match (2016), Jeff’s work has been broadcast around the world, screened in hundreds of international film festivals and has garnered 33 awards. In 2011, he was awarded the Cultural Pioneer Award by Harvard University for his continued exploration of multiethnic identity in his work.