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Pink Dads

In China, most families have difficulties facing their lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) children. Many parents see their kids as their property, and fathers often assert their authority to ensure that no harm comes to the family reputation.

The documentary "Pink Dads" features four Chinese fathers who talk openly and freely about their experiences with their LGBT children. Speaking out against discrimination and stigma, they redefine what it means to protect a household. They fully embrace their kids for who they are, and become pioneer activists fighting for an equal and diverse society.

  • Popo Fan
    Mama Rainbow, The VaChina Monologues
  • Ah Qiang
  • Xiaogang Wei
  • Stijn Deklerck
  • Rui Jin
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    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2016
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Director Biography - Popo Fan

Popo Fan is a queer independent filmmaker and curator. Born in 1985, he graduated from the Beijing Film Academy. He published “Happy Together: Complete Record of a Hundred Queer Films” (Beifang Wenyi Press, 2007). He directs the China Queer Film Festival Tour, which has travelled over 20 major cities in China since 2008. He has been a committee member of the Beijing Queer Film Festival since 2009, and a board member of the Beijing LGBT Center since 2010.

His documentary works mostly focus on LGBT/Gender issues. His most important documentaries include: New Beijing, New Marriage (2009); Paper House (2009); Chinese Closet (2010); Be a Woman (2011); Mama Rainbow (2012); The VaChina Monologues (2013); Papa Rainbow (2016).

In 2011, he received the Prism Prize of the 22nd Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and thus became the youngest winner of this prize so far. In 2014, he was named in the “40 Under 40” list of "The Advocate" magazine. He was member of the jury for the 29th Mix Copenhagen Festival.

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