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Mexican woman, Maria, and Japanese man, Makoto, got married in less than a year of dating each other. After meeting and working together in Piedras Negras Coahuila, Mexico, the two navigated through the cultural and language barriers to be together. Today their daughters Erika (30), Yumi (28), and Kei (22), dive into a deep discussion about their mixed race identities and experiences being raised in the American South.
Kei Matsumoto is a photographer and filmmaker based in Austin, Tx. Her work has been featured in the 2021 New Orleans Film Festival and The Center of Asian American Media.
What do sushi and nachos have in common? Nothing. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t go together and that is what this film is about. There are many mixed people in the world and though we are all different, what is similar is the multicultural experience. So, being half Japanese and half Mexican myself, I want to show a perspective on our stories and experiences that focus on the upbringing and navigation of life through the blend of two cultures and how beautiful it can be.