Queer China 'Comrade' China: Film Screening and Discussion with Chinese Queer Film Director Cui Zi'en
Co-sponsored by the GW Global China Connection,
The GW Women's Studies Program and
GW Allied in Pride
Thursday, November 8, 2012
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Room 505
Queer China, 'Comrade' China (60 min) 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 identity.
Cui Zi'en is a director, film scholar, screenwriter, novelist and an outspoken queer activist based in Beijing. He graduated from the Chinese Academy of Social Science with an MA in literature and now is an associate professor at the Film Research Institute of the Beijing Film Academy.
Introductory remarks will be made by Elanah Uretsky, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Anthropology and International Affairs at GW.
*Cui Zi'en will be in attendance for the film screening and will be available for a short Q&A after the film.
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