Filmmakers and Producers

Megumi Nishikura

Megumi is passionate about documentary storytelling. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of Arts Film and Television program, she works as a freelance documentary producer and director. Most of her recent documentaries have been for the United Nations and various foundations and NGOs on global and social issues. In 2009, she began to re-explore issues of multiculturalism, diversity, and identity. Her passion is to use the medium of film to remind people of our common humanity.

AVAILABLE FROM TWN

Hafu - The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan
Megumi Nishikura & Lara Pérez Takagi
2013, 85 min., Color, Japan
HAFU is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experience in modern day Japan. The film follows the lives of five “hafus”–the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese–as they explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultur...


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