Queer China, â€˜Comradeâ€™ China (english hard subs)
Chinaâ€™s most prolific homosexual filmmaker presents a comprehensive historical account of the queer movement in modern China. QUEER CHINA, â€˜COMRADEâ€™ CHINA documents the changes and developments in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender culture that have taken place in China over the last 80 years. Unlike any before, this film explores the historical milestones and ongoing advocacy efforts of the Chinese LGBT community. The film examines how shifting attitudes in law, media and education have transformed queer culture from being an unspeakable taboo to an accepted social The film culminates with the submission of Dr. Li Yinheâ€™s Same-sex Marriage Bill to the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National Peopleâ€™s Congress in 2003, a major landmark event in the ongoing struggle for acceptance of queer in China.
Directed by Cui Ziâ€™en, Chinaâ€™s leading queer theorist, activist and scholar, the documentary includes rarely seen footage of the first ever appearance of gays and lesbians on State television, including Cui Ziâ€™en himself. The film features exclusive interviews with over three dozen leading queer activists, scholars and filmmakers, including Shi Tou, Li Yinhe and Zhang Yuan. The opening night film of 2009â€™s ShanghaiPRIDE, Chinaâ€™s first ever LGBT pride festival, QUEER CHINA, â€˜COMRADEâ€™ CHINA is nothing less than the most authoritative account of queer cultural history in China to date.
Select Film Festivals:
â€¢ Official Selection, Pusan International Film Festival â€¢ Official Selection, Vancouver International Film Festival â€¢ Best Documentary, 24th Turino GLBT Film Festival â€¢ Best Documentary, Lisbon Gay and Lesbian Film Festival â€¢ Opening Night Film, Shanghai PRIDE â€¢ Official Selection, Beijing Queer Film Festival â€¢ Official Selection, Pink Screens Film Festival, Brussels â€¢ Official Selection, Calgary GlobalFest FilmFest â€¢ Official Selection, Kosmorama Trondheim Film Festival â€¢ Official Selection, CinemAsia Film Festival
File size: 984.1 MB