We would like to invite you to attend our opening – the first two programs of the festival as follows
on SATURDAY, Dec. 14th 2013,
at Goethe-Institut Hanoi, no. 56-58, Nguyễn Thái Học st., Hanoi.
Renowned film director Phan Đăng Di will give a talk about “Images of gay and transgender people in Vietnamese contemporary cinema: Rebellion within frames”
Marcus Mạnh Cường Vũ – Festival Director of Yxine Film Fest – an annual online international short film festival will be the moderator of the following discussion.
Coffee break, light refreshments
Screening of Nguyễn Trinh Thi’s documentary “Love Man Love Woman” (2007, 52 minutes)
Discussion “Đạo Mẫu and the first LGBTQ community in Vietnamese culture” with filmmaker and video artist Nguyễn Trinh Thi, Dr. Phạm Quỳnh Phương (iSEE), and doctor Vũ Đức Việt – researcher in field of sexuality and an young medium of Đạo Mẫu
Moderator: Dr. Đặng Hoàng Giang (CECODES)
Summary of Nguyễn Trinh Thi’s “Love Man Love Woman”:
In this documentary, the filmmaker follows Master Lưu Ngọc Đức, one of the most prominent spirit mediums in Hanoi, and his vibrant community through their rituals and everyday life. The film explores how effeminate and gay men in homophobic Vietnam have traditionally found community and expression in the country’s popular Mother Goddess Religion, Dao Mau.
(Written by Nguyễn Trinh Thi)
Vietnamese filmmakers have been paying more attention to the topic of gay and transgender in recent years. Through the demonstration of LGBTs in cinema, we hope to discuss about LGBTs and gender equality through cinema language and popular culture in our event. With this talk, a broader audience of both cinephiles, art lovers, LGBT people and heterosexuals, and anyone who cares about gender equality could join us to discuss more about the topics of: How LGBTs are being portrayed in film screen? Does cinematic representation of LGBT people manipulate, discriminate, or protect their rights and encourage them to raise gender equality awareness? How social, political, and economical influences have shaped their images? What do these movies tell us about LGBT communities in Vietnam? What do they tell us about the relationship between our dominating culture (where heterosexuals make the norms) and the LGBTs? And what action can we take to fight against any discrimination towards the LGBT people?
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Queer Forever! is organized by Nhà Sàn Collective, Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP), Goethe-Institut Hanoi, Nối Projects, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Asia, and in partnership with Manzi Art Space, DOCLAB, domdom, and YxineFF. The project has received generous support from Oxfam and The Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF) of the Denmark government. Communication partner Hanoi Grapevine http://hanoigrapevine.com/.
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