By Youth, For You x Queer Women of
Color Media Arts Project
A Series of Queer and Transgender Asian & Pacific Islander Youth Films Curated by QWOCMAP
May 14-30, 2021
On View 24/7 at 41 Ross
This film program showcases the diverse visions and voices of queer and transgender Asian and Pacific Islander youth. All of these films were created through QWOCMAP’s award-winning Filmmaker Training Program. Since QWOCMAP was founded in 2000, over 450 films have been created through our filmmaking workshops, the largest catalog of QTBIPOC films in the world.
QWOCMAP disrupts the current film landscape by developing richer, authentic, and more complex representations of our community on screen and behind the camera. We provide the equipment, the support, and the intensive, professional training that make it possible for our participants to take control of their creative vision. Our filmmaking workshops are free because film is the most expensive art form in the world. And in the fight for social justice, stories by, for, and about queer women of color, both cisgender and transgender, and nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and transgender people of color of any orientation, need to be seen, heard, and shared.
"By Youth, For You x QWOCMAP" is a programming of “WOMEN: From Her to Here,” an exhibition at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco exploring local and universal experiences of queer belonging and agency.
Runtime: 64 minutes
2003-2020, digital films
A Letter to My Father by Karen Liu
Ka Mana O Ke Ola by Megan Kaleipumehana Cabral
Yours, Anonymous by Puck Lo
I am Kavi by Kavi Dhan
Home by Christina Lang
Disquiet by Sam Ku
Every Goddamn New Jordan by Natalie Kim
Kimonos & Tamales by Kristina Cervantes-Yoshida
Troo Bloo by Debbie Ng
Dinner for Two by Ami Nashimoto
Food with Friends by Fiza Jihan & Mina Halim
Skate Her by Kristin Wygal
"By Youth, For You x QWOCMAP" is a programming of “WOMEN我們: From Her to Here,” an exhibition at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco exploring local and universal experiences of queer belonging and agency.
"By Youth, For You x QWOCMAP" is Supported by:
WOMEN我們: From Her to Here is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, San Francisco Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, #StartSmall, Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Community Challenge Grants, San Francisco Arts Commission, Tongson Family, California Humanities, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, and Zellerbach Family Foundation. Additional support by the California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Humanities CARES Relief, California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant, SF Arts and Artist Relief, and CCC Contemporaries.