Queer People of Color Hamburg is an international group open to queer, trans*, Black and intersex PoCs. Dedicated to building a community for those seeking shared experiences and connections, QPOCHH creates a space for marginalised voices to bring about change inside and outside the QPoC community. This safe space isn’t only for emotional recharge; it is also a place to educate and learn, laugh and simply be. Meetings are held weekly to discuss community topics and plan cultural, social, and educational events.
For the first collaboration with the HIQFF, QPOCHH has designed four programms that celebrate the work of filmmakers of color. Three of the programmesare presented beneath.
QUEER MUSLIM S.E. ASIAN SHORTS
Saturday, 19.10.19, 5.30 p.m., Metropolis
PANEL: “QUEER VISIBILITY AND BACKLASH IN S.E. ASIAN FILM”
LUPAH SUG (LAND OF THE BRAVE)
Rhadem Camlian Morados, Phillipines 2018, 30’, Filipino with English subtitles
LANGIT BUDAK BIRU (BLUE SKY BOY)
Kean Hian Lim, Malaysia 2018, 24’, Malaysian with English subtitles
KADO (A GIFT)
Aditya Ahmad, Indonesia 2018, 15’, Indonesian and Makassarese with English subtitles
This shorts programme explores queer Muslim identities across the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. On one hand, as in the documentary “Lupah Sug”, there are strong coming-out narratives of those demanding to be seen. On the other hand, as in “Kado” and “Langit Budak Biru”, queerness is understated and must to be searched for to be noticed. Filmmaking has always been a medium for visibility in a literal sense. This desire to claim screen space mirrors the impetus for claiming public space. Yet this claim can be perceived as a ‘threat’ or ‘invasion’ by those who police the borders of contemporary national and religious belonging. Each film presented here has been the subject of controversial treatment to varying degrees. How do queer Southeast-Asian Muslims negotiate these two needs for visibility and also safety? How do filmmakers take responsibility for the risks to their subjects or their crews in making queer films? A panel discussion on queer visibility will involve Rhadem Camlian Morados, director of “Lupah Sug”, Neoh Ruo Ning, producer of “Langit Budak Biru” and Ferdiansyah Thajib, Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin. The panel will be moderated by anthropol-ogist and film scholar, Rosalia Namsai Engchuan.
VIRTUAL REALITY EXHIBITION
Wed-Sat, 16.-19.10.19, 2-8 p.m., Marktstraße 102
Tamara Shogaolu, Netherlands/Egypt/USA/Norway 2019, 20’, Animated VR Documentary, English & Arabic with English Subtitles
How do you rebuild a life when you know you can never go home?
“Another Dream”, a hybrid animated documentary and virtual reality (VR) game, brings the gripping, true love story of an Egyptian lesbian couple to life. Faced with a post-revolution backlash against the LGBTIQ* community, they escape Cairo to seek asylum and acceptance in the Netherlands. An accompanying installation allows audiences to reflect on what they have seen, heard, and felt in VR.
“Another Dream” is part of Queer in a Time of Forced Migration, an animated transmedia series that follows the stories of LGBTIQ* refugees from Egypt, Sudan, and Saudi Arabia across continents and cultures — from the 2011 revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa region to the world today.
Viewers are invited to experience the exhibition in pairs. Each person will use their own VR headset at the same time as their partner.
Viewing slots are available every thirty minutes and must be reserved ahead of time at Metropolis Kino. On sale from Monday, 14th October, 5 p.m.
Cost: 8 euro (includes entrance for 2 people)
QPOCHH will host an opening on Wednesday, 16th October, from 1–2pm, free and open to all. (Note the opening does not include a viewing of the exhibition itself.)
WORKSHOPS (FOR QUEERPEOPLE OF COLOR ONLY)
Sunday, 20.10.19, 1-6 p.m., Kampnagel, kx
DORJEE LHAMO: “INTERVIEWING – THE ART OF CONTROLLING AN UNFORESEEN NARRATIVE”
Media management student Dorjee Lhamo discusses various interview types and how to prepare for and conduct them. She also goes over some techniques on conducting successful interviews.
FAN POPO: “ON QUEER FILMMAKING”
Fan Popo, queer filmmaker, writer and activist, arrived in Germany in 2017, within two years he finished short movie “Beer! Beer!” on the themes of sex, race and loneliness. In this workshop, he will share a journey from writing, producing to directing and acting in a film project which also reflects the situation of Asian diaspora in Europe.
J. DANIEL LUTHER: “‘QUEER’ ASIA FILM FESTIVAL IN LONDON”
J. Daniel Luther is co-founder of ‘Queer’ Asia.This talk and workshop will draw on the curatorial practices of the past three ‘Queer’ Asia film festivals, including the curatorial choices of 3rd film festival at the British Museum, to examine the critical discursive shift taking place within the festival space over the term queer and its conceptual apparatus within Asian contexts.
→ free entry, please register via firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop space kx is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users.