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Love Intersections Panel

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Date:
July 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Woodwards
149 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4 Canada
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July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 21, 6PM, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Woodwards, 149 West Hastings

Join Love Intersections for an intergenerational film screening of Richard Fung’s Re:Orientations (2016) x Yellow Peril: Queer Destiny (2019), and a special premiere of 2 bonus chapters – Yellow Peril: Queer Futures (2022). Featuring filmmakers and Maiden China reflecting on the original film and its mutations in the context of COVID-19 related anti-Asian violence, the screening will be followed by a panel on intergenerational queer East Asian solidarity and community building.

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Panelists

Helen Hok-Sze LEUNG is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies and co-director of the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research at Simon Fraser University. She has published widely on Asian cinemas and queer cultural productions and is the author of two books. She also co-edits the HKUP Queer Asia book series and hosts the podcast Transpacific Stories. She is currently working on a SSHRC-funded research project on Transpacific Film Cities.

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Helen Hok-Sze LEUNG is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies and co-director of the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research at Simon Fraser University. She has published widely on Asian cinemas and queer cultural productions and is the author of two books. She also co-edits the HKUP Queer Asia book series and hosts the podcast Transpacific Stories. She is currently working on a SSHRC-funded research project on Transpacific Film Cities.

Kendell Yan/ Maiden China is an intersectional feminist drag performer who disrupts identity expectations and liberates audiences by inducing vulnerability. Maiden China’s drag explores the concept of the “hyphen”, liminal states of embodied being, and incorporates elements of classical Chinese opera, queer theory, resistance politics, and intimate contact performance art. They are the winner of the Mx Cobalt All Star competition, and Vancouver’s Entertainer of the year 2018. They are a member of the upper house of the Dogwood Monarchist Society’s 48th reign as Imperial Crown Prince, and they perform regularly as a member of the House of Rice, an all Asian drag family in Vancouver, BC. as well as one of the Darlings, a non-binary drag collective.