Elsewhere Cinema Club is dedicated to films by & about women & queer folk in Southeast Asia.

Join us for monthly online screenings & filmmakers’ Q&As in an informal & informative environment.


Upcoming

Short Film Double Screening of Soy Sauce (2020) & Jackfruit (2021)*

+ Q&A with Sarnt Utamachote & Thùy Trang Nguyễn

This month, we are excited to host two filmmakers! Join us in a conversation with Sarnt Utamachote & Thùy Trang Nguyễn about their filmmaking practices and experiences as part of Southeast Asia's queer diaspora in Germany.

Soy Sauce unfolds within a household where the marriage between two men becomes mired in power struggles and condescension, and a quirky means of political resistance becomes necessary. Filmmaker Sarnt Utamachote (ษาณฑ์ อุตมโชติ; they/them) is a nonbinary Southeast Asian filmmaker, curator, and co-founder of un.thai.tled, an artist collective from the German-Thai diaspora. Sarnt is currently a programmer/selection committee for Xposed Queer Film Festival Berlin and Short Film Festival Hamburg.

Full of tenderness and quiet gestures, Jackfruit tells the story of gender-fluid Mít caught between two worlds – the Vietnamese diaspora and queer Berlin. Filmmaker Thùy Trang Nguyễn (they/them) explores the themes of family and identity, queerness and crossing borders. Jackfruit is the second in a trilogy about the Vietnamese diaspora in Germany, after Roan (2018), and continues the artistic deconstruction of a colonial gaze.


Saturday 21 May 2022, 6pm GMT +8 (convert timezone)

* Access links to the films will be sent to registered participants 48 hours before the Q&A.


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