Queer of Color Film Festival (Presented by Students of ENGL 325, GWS 395, AAS 390, and LLS 396)
6:00-8:30pm; Room 148 Armory
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
December 4, 2017
Ke Kulana He Mahu: Remembering a Sense of Place (2001)
Directed by Brent Anbe and Kathryn Xian
“Where did the change come from?” Ku'umealoha Gomes asks. In this documentary a discussion begins of how the lives of LGBTQ people in Hawai’i have been impacted, not only by anti-queerness, but also by an imperial colonialism that touches every aspect of life on the islands.
December 5, 2017
Pelo Malo (2013)
Directed by Mariana Rondon
A coming of age story about Junior, a nine-year old, and his relationship with his single-parent mother, in his quest to straighten his hair. This film provides an exploration of the polticis of race, gender, and sexual identity through the experiences of Afro-Latinx people.
December 6, 2017
Free Cece (2016)
Directed by Jacqueline Gares
After defending herself against a hate crime attack, CeCe McDonald, a Black trans woman, and charged with second-degree manslaughter and sent to a men’s prison in Minnesota. The film focuses on the story of McDonald’s imprisonment, and how she emerged not only as a survivor, but as a leader of a movement fighting for the rights of transgender people everywhere.
December 7, 2017
Spa Night (2016)
Directed by Andrew Ahn
A Korean-American teen struggles with the demands of a growing sense of his identity while working in a spa to help address the economic needs of his family who are in the midst of economic hardship.