(76 min) BIPOC, Biracial, Gender Identity, LGBTQ+, Mixed Race, Queer, Race
Part testimonial/part confessional. What are the lines between the facts of who I am and the fiction of what I can become? Mixed↑ is a reclaimed book of genesis: a manifesto that collides the wildly diverse elements of being queer, mixed and different in a world socialized around the construction of race, gender and orientation. Mixed↑ follows Howard J Davis aka Haui in his feature film directing debut, as he combats the isolation of being BIPOC and LGTBQ+ and helps to normalize the existence of being “other”. Featuring Haui’s biological and found family including: actress/activist Tantoo Cardinal; stage and screen performer Thom Allison; multidisciplinary artist Jani Lauzon while also featuring the musical talents of Canadian opera singer Isaiah Bell, singer/songwriter Alex St. Kitts and Canadian gem Jeremiah Sparks. Co-produced by trans filmmaker/ producer Jack Fox, Mixed↑ demands that we celebrate the beauty of being unique without negating the struggle of finding inner cohesion.