NOVEMBER 2, 2021
UK | 10 minutes | 2019

Drama short film directed by Elliot Barnes-Worrell
Starring Kirsty Rider, Amanda Redman


What happens when you are questioned about a cultural identity that you don’t feel you belong to?

Hana is an A* student in her final year at sixth-form, everything is going her way, until the principal calls her in to discuss a racial incident.

This film explores the vulnerable moment when a young woman from a mixed heritage background realises that society sees her otherness first.

Content Warning: The following film contains subject material, including the use of a racial slur, that may be triggering or traumatizing to some audiences. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.

Hāfu is one of the many great projects shared with CineAsian Films through our submissions process. If you’d like to join them, submit your film.


Director: Elliot Barnes-Worrell
Producer: Lisa Osborne
Writer: Kirsty Rider
Cinematographer: Catherine Derry
Editor: Nigel Bunyan
Music: Shiloh Coke
Also starring: Haruka Abe, Ambreen Razia

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