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June 2019

Because They Love Me

June 16
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever – Because They Love Me by Poll Andrium Landazuri

Synopsis: An Afro Colombian feminist whose gender is "whatever I want" hops through their large family asking why do they love me?

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Blood is the Mother of Qi

June 16
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever - Blood is the Mother of Qi by Adam Austin

Synopsis: An amalgamated family culture slides into small rituals performed in a kitchen.

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Cup of Tea

June 14
QWOCFF 19 - Friday Opening Night - Everlasting Bonds - Cup of Tea by Jianda Monique

Synopsis: A queer Black gender nonconforming artist bounds through a love letter to her present self.

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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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Food with Friends

June 16
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever - Food with Friends by Mina Halim and Fiza Jihan

Synopsis: A nonbinary Coptic Egyptian and a Muslim Pakistani queer friends dive into community, queerness, and diaspora with food.

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Home

June 16
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever - Home by Christina E. Lang (1)

Synopsis: For an aromantic and asexual biracial Chinese woman, everyday moments that create home propel her into the world.

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I Am Kavi

June 16
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever - I Am Kavi by Kavi Dhan

Synopsis: A South Asian transgender filmmaker strides into who he is and what identity means to him.

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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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My Grandmother’s House

June 15
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence - My Grandmother's House by Megan Wilton

Synopsis: A pansexual Black woman and her aunt climb from generations of child sexual abuse and domestic violence toward power.

Content Warning: Mentions of child sexual abuse

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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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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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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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