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Queer of Color Film Festival

Event Type
Film Screening
Topics
film, queer identity
Sponsor
Professor Eric Darnell Pritchard
Location
148 Armory
Date
Dec 4, 2017 - Dec 7, 2017   6:00 - 8:30 pm  
Contact
Professor Eric Darnell Pritchard
E-Mail
edp@Illinois.edu
Phone
333-2391
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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.

 

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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. 

 

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