CGED Knowledge Exchange Series
Dykes, Camera, Action! Film Screening and Q&A with Director Caroline Berler
Speaker: Caroline Berler
Caroline Berler is a documentary director and editor based in New York City. Dykes, Camera, Action! is her first feature-length film.
Moderator: Dr. Alvin Wong
Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU
Date: 14 March 2019
Venue: CPD3.04, Centennial Campus, HKU
Lesbians didn’t always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility, and transformed the social imagination about queerness. Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and others share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they’ve expressed queer identity through film.
This event is co-presented by the Department of Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity, and the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, with the support of the China Women's Film Festival.