MIXED MATCH

Completed in: 2016 | 96 min.

Section: Documentaries

Premiere: International Premiere

Film Website

Countries: Canada

Languages: English

Genres: Documentary, Social Issues


Synopsis

While advances in bone marrow transplant technology continue to save the lives of countless people worldwide, one group of people struggle with an unforeseen challenge: those of mixed race origin. Due to the genetic matching requirements, mixed race individuals are beset with a seemingly impossible search to find matching donors.

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.

Screenings

Friday, November 11 6:15 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed
Saturday, November 12 2:00 PM Dole Cannery H Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Producer Jeff Chiba Stearns, Ruth Vincent
Cast Athena Asklipiadis
Cinematographer Jeff Chiba Stearns
Editor Jeff Chiba Stearns
Writer Jeff Chiba Stearns
Music Genevieve Vincent
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