BE.LONGING at Hamburg LSF: Diasporic Queer Lenses in Canada

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BE.LONGING at Hamburg LSF: Diasporic Queer Lenses in Canada

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 17:30 to 19:30

BE/LONGING: Diasporic Queer Lenses in Canada is a 90-minute program of moving image works culled from MEDIAQUEER.CA, a new online catalogue of Canadian moving image art by and about LGBTs. Guest curated by queer film festival scholar Antoine Damiens and author Thomas Waugh, this selection of shorts will be brought to the Hamburg Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage for a special screening with featured artists Michelle Mohabeer and Wayne Yung in attendance.

Sat. Oct. 22, 5:30PM, at B-movie Theatre, Brigittenstrasse 5, 20359, Hamburg, Germany

This historic screening will show both canonical and lesser-known works by film and video makers from across Canada. The selection, emblematic of the complexity of our racialized, sexual, gendered, and (trans)national identities, reveals the intricate nature of diasporic desires and experiences. Touching upon the racialized erotics of gay pornography, discrimination, transnational desires, and the feeling of displacement, the program offers an alternative take on diasporic queer lives. Spanning three decades, this prismatic sample of playful yet lucid images of our “unashamed stories” of romances, desires, and cultural identities is intended as a counterpoint to the pessimism and one-sidedness of contemporary debates on immigration.

Image: Still from Encounter with a Stranger by Atif Siddiqi (1998, 6 minutes, image courtesy of the artist)

Please see our CAPSULES page for more information and links to the films.

Greyson, John

The Jungle Boy

1985 / 15

Fung, Richard

Chinese Characters

1986 / 20

Mohabeer, Michelle


1996 / 5

Kai Ling Xue

A Girl Named Kai

2004 / 9

d'Souza, Kevin

The Daisy Chain

1998 / 15

Siddiqi, Atif

Encounter with a Stranger

1998 / 6

Wayne Yung

My German Boyfriend

2004 / 18