Events / Queer VS Censorship: Screening+ Panel Discussion
Queer VS Censorship
Screening + Panel Discussion
Film censorship presents an endless conundrum for filmmakers in China and suppresses creativity and freedom of expression. The general prohibition on LGBT-‐related content in films has been a huge obstacle for queer film production in China, which has only been able to develop underground. During recent years, gay characters have occasionally popped up in mainstream films - does this signal a change in the present censorship system? What will happen when the present system is changed? Can a film classification system solve the current problems?
This panel session invites scholars and directors to share their views on the present and the future of film censorship in China.
Date: 23 June 2013
Place: The Netherlands Embassy in Beijing
13:30 Film Screening “PHILOMIRROPHOBIA II” + Q&A
14:50 Panel Discussion (in Chinese)
16:00 Film Screening “Tongzhi in Love” + “Red Lights” + Q&A
Host: Fan Popo (queer independent filmmaker)
Guests: Xie Fei (award-winning filmmaker), Guo Xiaofei (Legal scholar), Yang Cheng (Chief Manager of Heaven Pictures Culture & Media CO., LTD.), Zhu Rikun (independent filmmaker), Yang Yang (Beijing Women Film Festival), Wu Shan (journalist from Southern Metropolitan Daily)
As seating is limited, please confirm your attendance by writing an email with information of your name, age, and contact to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 22th, 2013.
Please don’t bring large bags or electronics, and enter with a valid photo ID, thanks!
70 mins, 2012, China
Screenwriter, Director: Yuke
Synopsis： The essence of the plot is “my” privacy of love being released and published in the self-‐healing way of telling.
Tongzhi in Love
30 mins, 2008, Documentary, China, USA
Director: Ruby Yang
Synopsis： Three young men navigate the dilemmas of being gay in modern China, torn between the lure of big city life and the demands of Chinese tradition. “Frog” Cui and his friends live and work in cosmopolitan Beijing, reveling in the freedom that it affords them. But does their happiness come at the expense of their mothers and fathers? Can they be gay, and still be good sons?
12mins, 2013, Narrative, Netherlands
Dialogue: Dutch, English
Synopsis： A young Dutch boy goes on a boy’s night out with his friends in Amsterdam for a night of sex, drugs and rock and roll. But an unexpected encounter with a sex worker shows him something he could have never imagined..
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