Filmmaker: Shal Ngo
Runtime: 7 min

Synopsis: What does it mean to be biracial? I’ve struggled with this question my entire life. I partnered up with Tribeca Film Festival and 23andMe to try and find the answer with my short film: Hapa. It’s a very personal story that digs deep into my family roots, DNA, and identity. I filmed across the USA and Vietnam, and combined documentary, stop-motion animation, and stream-of-conscious narration to put it all together.

About The Filmmaker

Shal is a writer / director / editor / animator / bean enthusiast.  He splits his time between New York, Los Angeles, and Ho Chi Minh City. He also directs commercials and music videos.