Queer Comrades Documentary | 纪录片

Queer Comrades Documentary | 纪录片

17 Episodes

A selection of documentaries examining life as part of the LGBTQ community in China

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Queer Comrades Documentary | 纪录片
  • Mama Rainbow 彩虹伴我心

    Episode

    For Chinese parents, finding out that their kid is gay usually presents a major tragedy, with the big 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 pioneer generation o...

  • Papa Rainbow 彩虹伴我行

    Episode

    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, abnormal, a perverted condition caused by deviant family relationships. Many parents see their kids as ...

  • Cures that Kill 生来同志

    Episode 3

    On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. In 2001, China followed suit and officially scrapped homosexuality from the Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders. 10 years have passed since then, but the idea that homosexuality is a ment...

  • The Cream of the Queer Crop 同志他他他她她她…

    Episode 4

    It’s amazing to see how the Chinese entertainment industry has adapted to the Queer Crowd. These past few years, bars and discos have popped up everywhere and the internet has become a prime tool to pick up fantasy-dates. Our hunting pastures have definitely expanded. But does that mean that we...

  • Comrades, You've Worked Hard! 同志们辛苦了

    Episode 5

    “Comrades, you’ve worked hard!” brings you the full story of the first ever Mr. Gay China Pageant. Billed as a celebration of gay confidence, the event was cancelled by the police just hours before it was supposed to start, causing a huge media storm both in- and outside of China. From the early...

  • Chinese Closet 柜族

    Episode

    A large majority of LGBT people in mainland China remain in the closet. Most of these closet doors are kept tightly shut by pressure from friends, family, and society itself. This documentary hopes to explore the experience of coming out in China through a series of interviews with out homosexual...

  • Be A Woman 舞娘

    Episode

    On Gonghe Road in Nanning, a city located in northwestern China, there is a bar called Only-Love, where luxurious merry-making happens every evening. Gorgeous apparels, glittering stage lighting, tempting dancing...Behind their sophisticated performance, what life stories do these drag queens hid...

  • New Beijing New Marriage | 新前门大街

    Episode

    Located south of Tian’anmen Square and among the century-old old architecture, Qianmen bears silent witness to the history of the Beijing city. Originally a Western holiday, Valentine’s Day has become a huge day for many Chinese young people. For the tens of millions of gays and lesbians in China...

  • Queer Encounters | 遭遇酷儿

    Episode 9

    What is sexual identity?  What is Queer?  In this video, Queer Comrades takes you to the UEEH, an annual LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) encounter in France, for some very interesting answers..
    The UEEH is a LGBTQI encounter organized every year in July.  During 12 ...

  • Come To Daddy | 恋夕阳

    Episode 10

    In a world where Botox controls the facial expression of more and more people, growing old is a new taboo. Misery, loneliness and boredom are often the keywords to describe how we think about elderly people. Age has become something to fight against in a society ruled by Peter Pan celebrities.
    ...

  • Bye Bye Surabaya | 别了! 泗水

    Episode 11

    "Is this a hostage situation? Until when are they going to protest? What happens if the negotiation breaks down?”
                – Philippine Transgender Activist at the Surabaya Conference
    The 4th Asian Regional Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA) conference scheduled to be ...

  • Strong | 你如此坚强

    Episode 12

    The documentary “Strong” raises awareness on homophobic violence in China.  With this film, Queer Comrades puts a human face on violence against LGBT people in China. Meet Zhang Lingxuan, a young man from Fujian: physically harassed in high school for being openly gay. he finds out how deep homop...

  • The Siberian Butterfly | 西伯利亚蝶

    Episode

    The Siberian Butterfly is a documentary that explores issues of creativity and sexual identity in an intimate portrait of a Chinese folk artist. He learned the traditional Chinese art of paper-cutting from his mother in his birthplace of Shaanxi Province, China.

    But as a child of China’s Cultu...

  • Mama Rainbow | 彩虹伴我心

    Episode

    For Chinese parents, finding out that their kid is gay usually presents a major tragedy, with the big 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 pioneer generation...

  • The VaChina Monologues | 来自阴道

    Episode 15

    The Chinese Department of Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou) staged the Chinese debut of  “The Vagina Monologues” in December 2003.  Since then, this feminist play, which came from the US and has been committed to the elimination of gender-based violence, has incited a vagina hurricane that blew ...

  • Pink Dads | 彩虹老爸

    Episode 16

    In China, most families have difficulties facing their lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) children. Many parents see their kids as their property, and fathers often assert their authority to ensure that no harm comes to the family reputation.
    The documentary “Pink Dads” features fo...

  • Single Men | 双生

    Episode 17

    “Single Men” captures the daily life and concerns of two middle-aged single gay men. Together with them, it revisits three decades of change in Chinese society for sexual minority communities. Moving to a new place, both single men prepare for a new life, yet at the same time they’re anxious abou...