Papa Rainbow


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Papa Rainbow

  1. Monday, March 27, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Papa Rainbow

Director Popo Fan is scheduled to be present.

In China, most families have difficulties facing their lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) children. They have to contend with common social beliefs that homosexuality is shameful and a perverted condition caused by deviant family relationships. Many parents see their kids as property, and fathers often assert their authority to ensure that no harm comes to the family reputation. This film features six Chinese fathers who fully embrace their LGBT children for who they are, redefining what it means to protect a household. In Chinese language with English subtitles. (2K DCP 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.