UBC hosts screening of Mixed Match documentary

Jeff Chiba Stearns will be at the Mixed Match screening at UBC's Okanagan campus February 8. Photo by: Melissa Dex Guzman.

Jeff Chiba Stearns will be at the Mixed Match screening at UBC's Okanagan campus February 8. Photo by: Melissa Dex Guzman.

What: A screening of Mixed Match with filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns
Who: Hosted by UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Education
When: Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m.
Where:  050, Engineering, Management and Education building, 1137 Alumni Avenue, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna

Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns will attend a screening of his award-winning documentary, Mixed Match at UBC Okanagan on February 8.

The documentary explores the struggles of mixed-race blood cancer patients forced to reflect on their multi-cultural identity as they search for matching bone marrow donors that fit their unique genetic makeup.

“As a filmmaker of multi-ethnic descent, this documentary is very personal and my connection to the subject matter is of extreme significance,” says Chiba Stearns. “I hope to help patients and their families express their own unique stories and explore identity through the medical challenges faced by being mixed race.”

Chiba Stearns was born in Kelowna and earned a Bachelor of Media Arts from Emily Carr Institute and a Bachelor of Education from UBC. He will be available for a question and answer period after the screening. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public, but on-line pre-registration is required. To register visit: mixed-match.eventbrite.com

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