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Screening & Talk series: "Drum Tower” & “Mama Rainbow”

09.06.2021 | 10:00 - 12:00

Das Institut für Chinastudien lädet alle Interessierten zu der Screening & Talk series im Rahmen unseres MA Seminars “Urban Governance and Social Worlds in China’s Cities” ein!

Am 9. Juni wird die dritte Veranstaltung stattfinden.

Registrierung bitte bis spätestens 25. Mai per Email bei antonie.angerer@fu-berlin.de (bitte angeben für welche Termine die Registrierung gelten soll).

Wir werden vier Dokumentarfilme und ein Literaturprojekt für alle Registrierten eine Woche vor den Gesprächen zugänglich machen.

Hier finden Sie das ausführliche Programmheft.

Weitere Informationen

Fan Popo

  • „Drum Tower”, 2018, 18min language: Chinese with English and Chinese subtitle

About the film:

Drum Tower (Gulou) is located in the downtown of Beijing. It has witnessed the dramatically changing landscape of this city- the government seals up “Holes in Wall” (illegal construction including doors and windows in the wall that were added for business purposes), and a lot street stores, like boutiques, bars and restaurants, are vanquished. Kacchan is a senior school student who wanders through hutong every day, escaping from classes. Once by accident, he meets a vintage shop owner in a public toilet and is fascinated by her, Miss Mi. The identity of being a transgender brings some inconvenience to Miss Mi’s life, at the same time her vintage shop is faced with being demolished. Kacchan sees her life in his eyes but can’t do anything to help, until the very day comes...

  • “Mama Rainbow”, 2012, 80 min, language: Chinese with English and Chinese subtitle

About the film:

For Chinese parents, finding out that their kid is gay usually presents a major tragedy, with the big majority utterly unable to accept the homosexuality of their son or daughter. However, during recent years a fresh rainbow wind has been blowing over the Chinese mainland: a pioneer generation of Chinese parents has been stepping up and speaking out on their love for their gay kids. This documentary features 6 mothers from all over China, who talk openly and freely about their experiences with their homosexual children. With their love, they are giving a whole new definition to Chinese-style family bonds.

About the filmmaker:

Popo Fan is a Berlin-based filmmaker, writer, and activist from China, where his queer documentary films have made a notable impact. Since 2016, he has concentrated on writing and directing scripted, sex-positive shorts. He is the founder of the Queer University Video Training Camp and has been an organizer of the Beijing Queer Film Festival for more than a decade. Popo was invited to sit on the jury of the Teddy Award of the Berlinale in 2019.