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SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W Hastings St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H4
We are incredibly proud and honoured to be this year's Local Artists-in-Residence at the 30th Vancouver Queer Film Festival
. For us, it is the hard work and fearlessness of those in community over the past 30 years and beyond, that have given us the freedom and courage to create and take risks in our own self-expression as Queers of Colour.
Our Artist in Residence Showcase will feature all six of our STORYHIVE
shorts as well as past films from the Love Intersections
Anthology that help to give context and depth to our new 6x6 episodic series. By showcasing our anthology of works both past and present, we want to move, stir, and collaborate with you.
Love Intersections 6x6 Series
«finding untold stories»
#1. Finding the Origin Story (QUEER ORIGINS)
The introductory film of a six-part episodic series tells the story of how Love Intersections began with Jen Sungshine and David Ng, as they embark on a queer and questioning journey together in search of local, untold stories.
#2. Finding Queer History (QUEER HISTORY)
In search of their queer and political ancestry, Jen and David look for the missing and hidden stories of queer activism and organizing in Vancouver. Speaking to queer 'elders' Ron Dutton and Fatima Jaffer, with special appearances by Symone Says and Maiden China, they uncover the powerful and fascinating contributions that queer/trans people of colour have made on our city's cultural landscape.
#3. Finding Queer Dance (QUEER DANCE)
Changes in the city, gentrification, and a rising cost of living are affecting the access to social spaces for many of us in Vancouver. Historically underground dance parties and clubs have provided essential refuge and sanctuary for queer people seeking community and belonging. Talking to queer organizers Paige Frewer & Ryn from Man Up, and Emily Groundwater & Melanie Matining from Denim Vest, Jen and David explore current challenges and barriers to creating inclusive queer dances amidst a hostile world.
#4. Finding Queer Sports (QUEER SPORTS)
Why is it important to have a queer gathering space for playing sports? The very non-athletic David and Jen are deer caught in headlights when it comes to finding where queer sports take place. Luckily their friend Mohamed Ali invites them to play at Double Rainbow Dodgeball league on Halloween night, featuring several teams dodging foam balls in full costume. Through Mohamed, they find a dynamic community of QTBIPOCs who gather over sports, and learn how to play and create meaningful connections through physical activity.
#5. Finding Queer Disability Language (QUEER DISABILITY)
David and Jen find themselves in a quiet world that is loud-in-culture as they learn to communicate with Amar Mangat and Vivian Ly, who are part of the Deaf, and Neurodiverse, communities, respectively. Parallels between Deaf identity, Deaf Culture, and Autistic identity and Autistic Culture are drawn as both individuals challenge neurotypical and hearing-privileged ways of understanding disability, language and access within queer culture. This film has received funding to expand into a longer documentary.
#6. Finding Family & Hope (QUEER FAMILIES)
How is 'family' defined in queer culture? How does the notion of family relate to or exist in cultural traditions and intergenerational living? In this film, Jen and David meet with two couples at different stages of defining queer family: Alex & Sian Hoe, a gay couple who is ready for children, and Hayfa & Liza, who just brought a baby (Mio) into this world, whose very presence strengthens the multigenerational bond alongside Hayfa's mom, Carla, in this life-affirming story. Their story will be expanded into a longer film as the highly anticipated sequel to Carla and Hayfa
Films in this program are open captioned in English, as well as ASL interpretation.
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Saturday, August 18
2PM — 4PM
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W Hastings St
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This event takes place on the unceded, traditional and ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.