Nov 4: Program 3 – Doc Spot: Mixed Match – PG Rated
(Documentary Feature) Our DOC SPOT this year is MIXED MATCH, an inspirational, evocative feature-length documentary by multi award winning BC filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns from the perspective of youth who are forced to discover their identities through their deadly illnesses, and how their mixed backgrounds threaten their chances at survival. This live action and animated film is the dramatic journey of the main characters’ struggles to survive against the incredible odds of finding mixed ethnicity bone marrow and cord blood donors for their life threatening blood diseases, such as leukemia—highlighting how and why ethnicity and ancestry still matter today, just perhaps not in the ways we think they do. A Best Canadian Feature Award nominee.
Jeff Chiba Stearns / Canada / 2016 / Documentary / 96 minsMixed 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
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