Here are a couple of events that might be of interest to Sexuality Summer School fans:
Granada Centre screening and Director Q+A of Fan Popo’s “BE A WOMAN” at HOME on Feb 1st at 6.00pm.
The film will be followed by a Q+A with the Granada Centre’s very own Dr Cheddar Gorgeous and the Director Fan Popo who will talk about his life as a queer film maker and answer questions from the audience.
Tickets are likely to sell fast and so best to book in advance here: https://homemcr.org/film/be-a-woman/
Fan Popo is a queer independent filmmaker and curator based in Beijing. He is the author of Happy Together: 100 Queer Films (Beifang Wenyi Press, 2007), and he directs the China Queer Film Festival Tour, which has travelled to over 20 major cities in China since 2008. His documentary works mostly focus on LGBTQ/gender issues and includeNew Beijing, New Marriage (2009); Paper House (2009); Chinese Closet (2010); Be a Woman (2011); Mama Rainbow (2012); and The VaChina Monologues (2013). His films have been shown in film festivals around the world, including Vancouver International Film Festival, Frameline (San Francisco), OUTFEST (Los Angeles), Kashish (Mumbai), Q Film Festival (Jakarta), CinemAsia (Amsterdam), and Asian Hot Shots (Berlin), and he has been a committee member of the Beijing Queer Film Festival since 2009. In 2011, Popo Fan received the Prism Prize of the 22nd Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and in 2015 he won the award of Visual Inspiration of the year at ALMA (Asia LGBT Milestone Awards).
Popo will also be giving a talk and workshop at the Univeristy of Manchester for the MA in Visual Anthropology on Tues 31st January 11-1. Spaces are limited but we have also opened up a number of spaces for other staff and students that would like to come. Please see below and fill in the doodle poll.
Fan Popo Talk and Workshop
Tues Jan 31st 11am-1pm
Room G33: Humanities Bridgeford Street
Fan Popo is a queer independent filmmaker and curator. He directs the China Queer Film Festival Tour. His documentaries include New Beijing, New Marriage (2009); Paper House (2009); Chinese Closet (2010); Be a Woman (2011); Mama Rainbow (2012); The VaChina Monologues (2013).