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Shorts Program: Intergenerational & Overseas Perspectives on Queer Idenitity

November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Asian Arts Initiative | 81 mins
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


November 18, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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