Queer China, 'Comrade' China (2008)
Director Cui Zien
In this documentary Cui Zien, one of China’s leading queer theorists and activists, explores the historical development of the LGBT rights movement over the past three decades in China. It is groundbreaking because previously documentaries in the field mostly focused on personal lives, but this film looked at LGBT issues in society, their milestones and the role of activists. Cui uses the film to promote his own theories.
In 2008, the film was screened in 20 different cities for the China Queer Film Festival Tour. The screenings made a difference, helping to let more people know about LGBT rights, making them talk about it. It helped lead to acceptance of LGBT people and the growth of more tolerance.
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