CAAM is proud to partner with Frameline this month, launching three new films to Frameline Voices online. Featuring over 100 films, Frameline Voices is the online initiative showcasing diverse LGBT stories with an emphasis on films by and about people of color, transgender people, youth and elders.
Richard Fung, 1995, 30 minutes, Canada
A young Chinese Canadian man ponders the link between his uncle’s possible homosexuality and his own personal desires as he takes a long train ride through the mountains of Quebec. The history of Chinese men who immigrated to Canada, with valuable commentary by scholars, and the young man’s sexual and emotional attraction to a handsome train attendant are intertwined in this refreshing look at this rarely explored topic. This film is part of the distribution collection of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
Sea in the Blood
Richard Fung, 2000, 26 minutes, Canada
Using old home movie footage from the ’50s shot in Trinidad, England and Canada, essayist and filmmaker Richard Fung interweaves his family’s encounter with blood disease thalassemia (“sea in the blood” in Greek) with his partner Tim’s struggle with HIV/AIDS. This film is part of the distribution collection of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
Fated to Be Queer
Pablo Bautista, 1992, 25 minutes, USA
Four charming and articulate Filipino men illuminate some issues and concerns as gay people of color in San Francisco in this early depiction of coming out stories. These brave men share personal perspectives on family, cultural heritage and racial stereotyping. This film is part of the distribution collection of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
Main image: Still from Fated to be Queer.