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EU-Asia Rainbow Documentary Film Weeks



EU-Asia Rainbow Documentary Film Weeks

Presented by the European Union Office in Hong Kong and Macau and the Goethe-Institut Hongkong in association with the Broadway Cinematheque, EU-Asia Rainbow Docs sets out to provide local audiences with a modest panorama of the very different ways in which LGBTI+ movements establish their communities and fight for their causes in Europe and Asia – and how filmmakers seek to put these stories on record in their documentaries.

Featuring 12 features and 4 shorts – plus online talks with directors and festival programmers – Rainbow Docs is designed to foster a global perspective on the many different issues LGBTI+ communities had to – and still have to – confront in the here and now.

From French drag queens to Japanese trans politicians; from an Italian same-sex couple raising their children to and a Syrian refugee dreaming of competing in a gay pageant; from traumatic recollections from gay pensioners in Berlin and Stockholm, to hopes for the future bubbling in rallies on Taipei’s streets. The fight goes on, and these documentaries provide a testament of days past and what lies ahead.

To encourage exchange among the audience, curators and filmmakers across Hong Kong, Europe and Asia, the programme also features a series of talks to complement the screenings, including:

- 30.06. (Wed): a post-screening panel discussion and Q&A session

- 10.07. (Sat): a dialogue between European and Asian documentary filmmakers

Barbara Wallbraun, director of the documentary film UFERFRAUEN – Lesbian Life and Love in the GDR, will attend both sessions.


The Italian Cultural Institute - Hong Kong will participate with the film: "All Together" (Original title "Tuttinsieme")


The intimate dialogue between two fathers who trace back the last four years of the growth of their twins. They remember how their children coped with, in different ages, living in a family with two fathers, answering their companions' questions about the mother or playing on names and roles. Relive the strenuous battle of senator Monica Cirinnà to give Italy a law on civil unions. As they cultivate the affectionate relationship with the American families of the “dede” and the “dona” who allowed the birth of the children as they too participate in the celebration of the civil union of the couple. They seek, among different sensitivities, the names to be given to people of extended families created with assisted procreation techniques.


The full screening schedule can be found at this link.



Date: Da Wednesday, June 30, 2021 a Sunday, July 11, 2021

Organized by : European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao / Goethe-Institut Hongkong

In collaboration with : In association with: Broadway Cinematheque / Supported by: Italian Cultural Institute Hong Kong

Entrance : With fee


Broadway Cinematheque, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tai, Kowloon