Now Streaming: Shanghai Queer

Xiangqi Chen
90 min

14 July




Free to stream from 10 July to 17 July.

This documentary shines a spotlight on the LGBTQ+ community in Shanghai, and their pursuit of freedom and equality. The film, directed by Chinese LGBTQ+ rights activist Xiangqi Chen, shares collective memories of the fifteen-year development of Shanghai’s queer community between 2003 and 2018, tracing the dramatic transformation of the city’s urban social landscape over the past few decades. Through a series of oral interviews and tours around local queer spaces, the documentary offers a rare insight into the city’s grassroots queer activism, featuring perspectives from frontline activists, scholars, and artists, discussing their first-hand experience, strategies, and visions.

Dir Xiangqi Chen | China | 2019 | 90 min

In Conversation – Queering Shanghai: A Grassroots Approach

Date: Thursday 16 July
Time: 2 PM, London / 9 PM, Shanghai
Moderator: Daniel Conway (University of Westminster)
Xiangqi Chen | Director of Shanghai Queer)
Ting | Founder and Director of Shanghai Queer Film Festival
Will | Co-founder of CINEMQ

Live on Queer East Facebook page

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Additional Information

Language: Mandarin with English subtitles

QE: Docs4Pride is part of Film Feels Connected, a UK-wide cinema season supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. With additional support from the 2020 Culture Fund, as part of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture.