Cleveland International Film Festival } April 4 – 15, 2018

MIXED MATCH

 

Year: 2016
Country: CANADA
Run Time: 96 minutes

MIXED MATCH
MIXED MATCH
MIXED MATCH

The idea of mixed-race couples has long been controversial in America. In fact, interracial marriage was illegal in the U.S. until 1967. But times have changed. With the election of Barack Obama, the son of a mixed-race marriage, the stigma continued to recede. In 2012 the number of biracial couples hit an all-time high. However, there’s one area where this topic is still being dissected: medicine. In MIXED MATCH, director Jeff Chiba Stearns follows the stories of mixed-race cancer patients who are struggling to find bone marrow donors due to the complexity of their genetic makeup. Their unfortunate circumstances lead them to reflect on their multicultural identities. The film also spotlights Mixed Marrow, which is dedicated to registering multiethnic individuals to the donor registry. While they strongly believe race holds a critical role in finding matches, there are some who oppose their work, based on a disagreement over the concept of race itself. This eye-opening documentary sheds light on a topic that will become more and more important as America’s demographics continue to blend. —E.F.

MIXED MATCH

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Sidebar
RACE RELATIONS

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
Global Health Competition

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Director
Jeff Chiba Stearns

Producer
Ruth Vincent

Cinematography
Jeff Chiba Stearns

Editing
Jeff Chiba Stearns

Director Bio
Jeff Chiba Stearns was born in Kelowna, British Columbia. He holds a B.A. in Film Animation from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He's also the founder of the Vancouver production company Meditating Bunny Studio Inc.

Select Filmography
"One Big Hapa Family" (2010), MIXED MATCH (2016)

Print Source

Film Sponsors

University Hospitals

Community Partners

American Cancer Society

Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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