Para Site and Hong Kong Scholars Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity are pleased to host Beyond “Normalcy”: Queer Chinese Independent Films – an afternoon of film screenings and discussions withmoderated by
Conducted in Cantonese and Mandarin, the event consists of 3 sessions that look at underrepresented queer issues and how they intersect with greater societal concerns such as identity and social class. Screened short films and documentaries include: The Dragon and Phoenix Show (2012); My Rose (2008); Lopsided (2012); Coming out (2012); and GDotTV Shorts: The Long Road to Equality (2013).
This event is generously supported by Hong Kong Arts Centre ifva and is a parallel programme of Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2013.
The Dragon and Phoenix Show (, 2012) and My Rose ( , 2008)
Introduced byand followed by a conversation with director , this session focuses on themes highlighted by the short film, such as the relation between tradition and sexuality and the struggle to create a non-antagonistic environment for such discussions to emerge.
Lopsided (2012) and Coming out ( 2012)
Introduced byand followed by a conversation with this segment looks at the representation of women in filmmaking and explores issues of coming out through Lesbian themed films.
GDotTV Shorts: The Long Road To Equality (2013)
Introduced byand followed by a conversation with , the closing session will look at the definitions of gender as reflected in documentaries made in Hong Kong and in mainland China.