Thu, 23 Jun|
Sheffield City Centre
NEGOTIATING IDENTITIES – A FILM NIGHT WITH QUEER EAST
A film night with Queer East exploring what it means to be queer, Asian and migrant today.
Time & Location
23 Jun 2022, 18:30
Sheffield City Centre, 12 Fitzalan Square, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2AZ, UK
About the Event
Examining the multifarious meanings behind queer and Asia, Queer East presents a cinema night that showcases a collection of LGBTQ+ short films and artists’ moving image work made by East and Southeast Asian filmmakers from the UK and across the globe, along with an artist Q&A. Through cinematic expressions of collective and individual experience, the programme explores how these filmmakers visualise identity as a complex and fluid entity, to shine a light on our never-ending search for a sense of belonging, and question what it means to be queer, Asian and migrant today.
Adorable | Dir Cheng-Hsu Chung | Taiwan, UK | 2018 | 6 min Kiss of the Rabbit God | Dir Andrew Thomas Huang | USA | 2018 | 15 min Return To Sender | Dir Htet Aung Lwyn | Myanmar | 2020 | 23 min Frozen Out | Dir Hao Zhou | China, USA | 2021 | 5 min
In 1875 We Met at the Docks of Liverpool 於梨花埠遇上 | Dir Yarli Allison | UK | 2021 | 19 min Crepuscular Dreams of (Dis-)Alienation | Dir Chooc Ly Tan | UK | 2018 | 15 min A Spider, Fever, and Other Disappearing Islands | Dir Natalie Khoo | Singapore | 2022 | 21 min Reality Fragment 160921 | Dir Qigemu (April Lin 林森 and Jasmine Lin) | 2017 | UK | 14 min
This event will be followed by a post-screening Q&A with artists Yarli Allison and April Lin 林森
Queer East is an LGBTQ+ film festival that showcases rarely-seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia. Seeking to amplify the voices of Asian communities in the UK, the festival explores the forces that have shaped the current queer landscape in Asia, and aims to encourage more inclusive narratives.