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Screening and Post-screening Discussion: Denise Ho – Becoming the Song

Screening and Post-screening Discussion

Date and Time

November 11, 2021, 2–6 p.m.: Film Screening
Registering for the event will allow you to screen Denise Ho – Becoming the Song within a 4-hour time frame between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Film running time is 83 minutes.

November 11, 2021, 7–8 p.m.: Post-screening Discussion
Registering for the event will also allow you access to the post-screening discussion on Zoom.

About the film

Denise Ho – Becoming the Song profiles the gay Hong Kong singer and human rights activist Denise Ho. Drawing on unprecedented, years-long access, the film explores her remarkable journey from commercial Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist, an artist who has put her life and career on the line in support of the determined struggle of Hong Kong citizens to maintain their identity and freedom.

Awards: Official Selection – Frameline (San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival), Singapore Inter­national Film Festival, the Filmex Festival in Tokyo, the Athena Festival in New York, and others.

Post-screening discussion

After the screening of the film, Helen Siu (Professor of Anthropology at Yale University and executive pro­ducer of the film), Andrea Riemenschnitter (Professor of Modern Chinese Language and Litera­ture at the University of Zurich), and Bettina Dennerlein (Pro­fessor of Gender Studies and Islamic Studies at the University of Zurich) will have a conversation about the film.


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