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Queer China, 'Comrade' China (2009)

Zhi tongzhi (original title)
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This documentary reviews and summarizes the development of homosexuality as an issue in the past three decades in China. We interviewed thirty prominent figures in the gay community, who ... See full summary »

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Zi'en Cui

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Zi'en Cui (screenplay)
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This documentary reviews and summarizes the development of homosexuality as an issue in the past three decades in China. We interviewed thirty prominent figures in the gay community, who have experienced the changes of views and life-styles regarding homosexuality. Written by Anonymous

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Mandarin | Chinese

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October 2009 (South Korea) See more »

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Queer China, 'Comrade' China See more »

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China

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China's most prolific homosexual filmmaker presents a comprehensive historical account of the queer movement in modern China.
12 March 2010 | by dGenerateFilmsSee all my reviews

QUEER CHINA, 'COMRADE' CHINA documents the changes and developments in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender culture that have taken place in China over the last 80 years. Unlike any before, this film explores the historical milestones and ongoing advocacy efforts of the Chinese LGBT community. The film examines how shifting attitudes in law, media and education have transformed queer culture from being an unspeakable taboo to an accepted social identity. The film culminates with the submission of Dr. Li Yinhe's Same-sex Marriage Bill to the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People's Congress in 2003, a major landmark event in the ongoing struggle for acceptance of queer identity in China. Directed by Cui Zi'en, China's leading queer theorist, activist and scholar, the documentary includes rarely seen footage of the first ever appearance of gays and lesbians on State television, including Cui Zi'en himself. The film features exclusive interviews with over three dozen leading queer activists, scholars and filmmakers, including Shi Tou, Li Yinhe and Zhang Yuan. The opening night film of 2009's ShanghaiPRIDE, China's first ever LGBT pride festival, QUEER CHINA, 'COMRADE' CHINA is nothing less than the most authoritative account of queer cultural history in China to date.


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