In response to increased xenophobia during the COVID-19 pandemic, QWOCMAP is celebrating Pacific Islander & Asian Heritage Month with a FREE virtual screening program of short films on Saturday, May 16 at 7:00 pm PST.
The entire screening program will be live-streamed online, and we’ll have a live, interactive filmmaker Q&A at the end of the screening. This event will not be recorded, so be sure to join us promptly at 7 pm!
As our founding Artistic/Executive Director Madeleine Lim says, “If you have ten films from queer Pacific Islander and Asian filmmakers, no one can ever say that we’re all the same.”
This has been one of QWOCMAP’s guiding truths for 20 years, as we nurture queer and transgender filmmakers of color to create films that share our lived truths. With 452 films created in our Filmmaker Training Program, we are shattering stereotypes and biases about our communities.
QWOCMAP’s Queer Pacific Islander & Asian Film Screening honors an abundance of beautiful and spectacularly human stories, from sweet dinner dates to healing rituals to interviews with trans bisexual elders. We are delighted to feature Ka Mana O Ke Ola by Native Hawaiian filmmaker Megan Kaleipumehana Cabral! In this beautiful short film pictured above, a young woman mourns and finds life by sailing a letter to her father.
Access Note: Half of the films have open captions for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. The other half of the films are from the QWOCMAP vault and do not have open captions.
Also, SAVE THE DATE!!! 16th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival June 12-14, 2020
QWOCMAP’s entire Film Festival will be live-streamed online, from the introductory remarks to the films to the interactive filmmaker Q&As. All films will have English open captions for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, and all live introductory remarks and filmmaker Q&As will be live captioned.
FREE ticket registration will open Wednesday, May 20.
For more details, please visit our Queer Women of Color Film Festival website.
We’re very excited, and I hope you’re able to join us!
With love and joy, the QWOCMAP team: Alisha, Astrid, Cassandra, Christina, Kebo, Leis, Lynn, Mad, Raquel, and Yara