Re:Orientations by Richard Fung - Quebec Premiere with Qouleur + Pervers/cité
Re:Orientations (Richard Fung, 2016, Canada, 68 min., English with French subtitles.).
Concordia University Alumni Auditorium (H110), 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W (Métro Guy). Sunday August 7, 7pm. Admission free.
Toronto video artist, writer, and teacher Richard Fung made his first video in 1984 called Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians, featuring 14 people of South, Southeast and East Asian backgrounds. It was the first documentary on queer Asians and racialized queers in Canada.
More than three decades later, Re:Orientations reconnects with seven of the original participants three decades later, as they become reacquainted with the footage of their younger selves. The documentary retraces their lives, taking stock of how the lived experience of sexuality, race, gender, class, and nation has both shifted and remained constant over the years. Younger queer and trans artists, academics and activists also appear, deepening and contextualizing these conversations and the larger project of exploring this history.
Quebec premiere. Director Richard Fung in attendance. Hosted by Alan Wong.
Presented by Queer Media Database Canada Quebec, and the Concordia University Program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, in proud partnership with Qouleur and Pervers-cité.