This program will be conducted in Chinese. The movie will be in Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles.
How would you react if one of your children told you that he or she is gay? Can the love of parents for their children overcome initial prejudices? Around the world, homosexuality is becoming increasingly accepted as natural, not something to discriminate against or to be ashamed of. Would you like to meet a film director who has interviewed Chinese parents who have gay children?
In observation of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), come and join us at the Beijing American Center for the world premiere screening and discussion of the film “Papa Rainbow.” Directed by Popo Fan, whose previous movie “Mama Rainbow” received a Phoenix Award nomination for Best Micro-Documentary, “Papa Rainbow” is a documentary about six Chinese fathers who have lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender children. Speaking out against discrimination and hatred, these fathers discuss how they have embraced their children for who they are, and how their experiences have shown them the importance of building an equal and diverse society.
There will be a short Q&A in Chinese with the director after the movie.
This program is not suitable for children under 6.
NOTE: This event is open to the general public. Audio or video recording of the program will not be permitted. Press inquiries should be directed to the U.S. Embassy Press Office.
You must bring a valid photo ID in order to get into our Center. No large bags will be allowed into the Beijing American Center (BAC) for this event.
For security reasons, the BAC staff reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone.
Location: Jing Guang Center, Suite 2801, Hu Jia Lou, Chaoyang District.
Directions: Metro Line 10 or 6, Hu Jia Lou Exit D, walk south one block to the JingGuang Center.
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