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2016 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

GAYSIANS

Directed by Vicky Du

Shorts / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 13 mins / English

Plays In:
LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

Village East Cinema
July 24, 2016 1:00 pm

Description

In this illuminating patchwork documentary, five queer and trans Asian Americans explore their relationships with their family and culture. Living an authentic life can be one of the most difficult things to do and these subjects offer a vibrant snapshot of how each has accomplished that, sharing their processes in doing so.

Post Screening Panel: 

Vicky Du, Director, GAYSIANS

 


Director's Bio

Vicky Du is a queer, Taiwanese-American documentary filmmaker based in New York City. Her first short film Gaysians was selected for NewFest and Outfest Fusion. She is currently developing a non-fiction feature on the birth tourism experiences of single Chinese women in the United States. Her directing and editing work has also been featured on The History Channel, The New Yorker and National Geographic. Vicky holds a BA in Biological Anthropology from Columbia University, and in a past life, she studied wild monkeys in Kenya and the Caribbean. She is a member of Brooklyn Filmmaker’s Collective and Diverse Filmmaker’s Alliance in New York City.



Plays in

  1. LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

    These shorts explore the myriad of ways in which the LGBTQ+ community and the Asian American community intersect and work together. While some aim to directly address this intersection, through meditations on family, Asian American culture, and identity clashes, others feature characters learning to be both LGBTQ+ and Asian American successfully.

    In This Program: COMING FULL CIRCLE: THE JOURNEY OF A TRANSGENDERED KOREAN ADOPTEE, I HATE THE COLOR RED, BALLOT, GAYSIANS, HEART STATION, LIKE HOPE


Dates & Times

Plays In:
LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

Village East Cinema
July 24, 2016 1:00 pm