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June 2019

disquiet

June 15
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence - Disquiet by Sam Ku

Synopsis: A queer, nonbinary Asian bounds toward self-definition.

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Letter to the Outsider

June 15
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – Letter to the Outsider by Dorothy Cheung

Synopsis: An Asian lesbian scales questions about political imprisonment as she meanders through confinement in the Netherlands.

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Music Box

June 16
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever - Music Box by Tasya Abbot

Synopsis: A young Peruvian/Jewish lesbian living far from home explores her grandparent’s relationship with her identity.

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Nature is not racist

June 15
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – Nature is not Racist by Susana Romero

Synopsis: In a habitat bogged down by racism, a queer Colombiana emerges into the solace of nature.

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Siendo la tormenta (Being the Storm)

June 14
QWOCFF 19 - Friday Opening Night Screening - Everlasting Bonds– Siendo la tormenta by Laura Nuwuanda

Synopsis: An Afro Colombiana spirals through a storm of self-destruction and the end of an idyllic relationship.

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Silence Is Our Enemy / Sound Is Our Weapon

June 15
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – Silence Is Our Enemy : Sound Is Our Weapon by Emma Shooshan

Synopsis: Looping through a collage of intergenerational trauma, genocide, and diaspora, spoken word and music lift up activism and hope.

Content Warning: Mentions of genocide and police brutality

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sleeptalk

June 15
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – sleeptalk by Kristal Chan

Synopsis: An Asian woman prowls through white assimilation and model minority myths toward her genuine, unfiltered truth.

Content Warning: Mentions of racism

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Speak

June 15
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – Lesson 7- Speak by Nana Duffuor

Synopsis: A queer Black woman charges past sexual violence and self-destruction into resistance.

Content Warning: Mentions of rape and sexual assault

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Time is of the Essence

June 15
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence - Time is of the Essence by Emma Lee

Synopsis: Queer Asian friends wander through time and healing.

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With Love

June 15
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence - With Love by Logan Henderson

Synopsis: A Black Two-Spirit person thrusts their community beyond wildfire smoke.

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