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Intergenerational & Overseas Perspectives On Queer Identity

Free Shorts / Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan, USA / Shorts / 81 mins / Chinese, English, Korean, Urdu with English subtitles / Color / Digital

Intergenerational & Overseas Perspectives On Queer Identity

Asian Arts Initiative
November 18, 2018 11:00 am

Description

This program of six narrative shorts explores a variety of perspectives on queer-ness, coming out, and embracing one’s identity both overseas and amongst the Asian immigrant generation in the US.

Filmmakers expected in attendance for post-film Q&A.

Filmmakers expected in attendance for post-film Q&A.Hoài (Ongoing/Memory)
Director: Quyen Nguyen Le | 11 mins | USA
A young Vietnamese American queer woman and her father cohabitate after her recent breakup, exploring themes of heartbreak from romantic relationships, to families, to nations.

Salamagan
Director: Elisa Oh | 12 mins | USA
Ana fears that coming out to her Filipino Catholic mother would break her heart. But when her mother needs help cleaning a hoarder house, Ana enlists her secret girlfriend for
the job.

Straighten Out
Director: Yung-Chieh Chang | 14 mins | Taiwan
Sheng wakes up in a clinic with no memory of how he got there. When he discovers the truth, he faces a difficult choice: following his family’s religious beliefs or embrace his true identity

Rani
Director: Hammad Rizvi | 14 mins | Pakistan
A Pakistani transgender woman sets out to take care of an abandoned child.

Hudson
Director: Shae Xu | 10 mins | USA
A young divorcee mother tries to find the right moment to tell her teenage son that the woman she lives with is actually her girlfriend.

Uninvited
Director: Seung Yeob Lee | 20 mins | South Korea
When a closeted gay man’s mother comes for a sudden visit, he quickly hides evidence of his live-in boyfriend.

Dates & Times

Intergenerational & Overseas Perspectives On Queer Identity

Asian Arts Initiative
November 18, 2018 11:00 am