Mama Rainbow


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Mama Rainbow

  1. Sunday, March 26, 2017 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Mama Rainbow

Director Popo Fan is scheduled to be present.

For Chinese parents, finding out that their kid is gay usually presents a major tragedy, with the 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 pioneering generation of Chinese parents has been stepping up and speaking out on their love for their gay kids. This film features six mothers from across China who give a whole new definition to Chinese-style family bonds. In Chinese language with English subtitles. (HD Presentation)

Popo Fan

Popo Fan is a queer independent filmmaker and curator. Born in 1985, he graduated from the Beijing Film Academy. His documentary works mostly focus on LGBT and gender issues. In 2007, he published Happy Together: Complete Record of a Hundred Queer Films. He also directs the China Queer Film Festival Tour, which has travelled to over 20 major cities in China since 2008. In 2015, he successfully sued the Chinese government for banning his film Mama Rainbow online, the first case of its kind.