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Queer film festival celebrates historic year

The celebratory mood is real, even as Taiwan’s LGBT and arts community mourns a pioneering filmmaker and activist

By Davina Tham  /  Staff reporter

The heart of the festival, however, remains in Taiwan. If Chen’s retrospective pays witness to a decade of LGBT culture up to the early 2000s, then the task of carrying that vision forward is left to the local short film selection.

Across 11 films made in the last two years, a younger generation of directors reflect on modern-day self and national identity through stories that range from BDSM in a military camp, to 1950s housewives who live double lives at night.

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