2007-09-29 My Body/My Love: Queer Asian Shorts
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Looking at the experience of Queer Asians in America and abroad, this series of short films examines love, sex, body image and substance abuse. Ranging from teenage angst, to secrets, breasts, adoption and drugs, the subjects of these films poignantly explore the lives of these young peoplein all their confusion, wonder and hope.
Total Running Time: 84 min.
MILIND SOMAN MADE ME GAY (2006, 26 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Harjant Gill
This documentary explores issues of identity and sexuality through the filmmakers own reflections as well as interviews with several South Asian men.
SUSO MO (2006, 15 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Avelynn Mitra
Through interviews, several Filipina women discuss issues of body image and identity, as they talk about their breasts.
THE SECRET BEHIND THE PHOTO (2007, 8 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Brian Chan
Sadness leads to a shocking discovery, and ultimately, relief for a grieving mother.
FROM ALEX TO ALEX (2006, 7 min, Color, Video, Canada)
Directed by Alison S. M. Kobayashi
A letter found on an expressway is the narrative for this film of teenage longing.
24 FRAMES PER DAY (2007, 7 min, Color, Video, USA/India)
Directed by Sonali Gulati
Using still photographs taken over many months, combined with overheard conversations, the filmmaker explores what is home for her as an immigrant.
SEOUL TO SOUL (2007, 18 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Paul Detwiler and Michael Chen
A young Korean American adoptee is kicked out of his home and loses himself in the party scene. This moving film will provide inspiration for anyone who has hit rock bottom.
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