*Culture Shifts Presents…
FREE Screening of Re:Orientations by Richard Fung
A fascinating look into the lives and thoughts of seven queer pan-Asian Canadians as they look back on a 1984 documentary in which they featured. How have they changed? And how has the world around them evolved and changed?
In 1984, Richard Fung released his seminal first documentary Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians. Featuring 14 women and men in Toronto of South, East and Southeast Asian backgrounds, Orientations was the first documentary to explore the experiences and perspectives of queer Asians in North America. Capturing pivotal moments in Toronto’s history, it presents an intimate portrait of the texture of gay live and politics at that time. Re:Orientations revisits seven of the original participants as they see anew the footage of their younger selves, and reflect on their lives and all that has changed over the intervening three decades. Their interviews are deepened and contextualized by conversations with six younger queer and trans activists, scholars and artists.
Post-screening discussion panel with:
Richard Fung, Director of Re:Orientations
Vivek Shraya, Artist and Writer
Ju Hui Judy Han, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
* Culture Shifts is a documentary series at OCAD University. Culture Shifts presents documentary media as a catalyst for critical discussions and community action for social change.
Presented with the support of:
Indigenous Visual Culture OCADU, OCADU Faculty of Art, Integrated Media, Art & Social Change
and our Community Partners:
Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University of Toronto
Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto