9/18: Living Outside the Mainstream

9/18: Living Outside the Mainstream

TIME

9/18, 19:00

           

VENUE

MIXPACE·Carlowitz (5F No.168, Jiujiang Road, Huangpu District)

 


Yvo and Chrissy

Xiaopei He, 2016, 64min,  Britain/China

Film Language:English

Sub Language:Chinese/English


Yvo&Chrissy follows the story of two young people from England who give up wealth, property, stability and their given genders in their search for happiness. The film is directed by He Xiaopei, executive director of the Pink Space Sexuality Research Centre in Beijing. He is a rights advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS, sex workers, LGBT people and people with disabilities, and has made several short films on these issues.

 


 Q&A with Director Xiaopei He

Introduction of Xiaopei He:

He Xiaopei is executive director of the Pink Space Sexuality Research Center in Beijing, an NGO she co-founded in 2007 that provides a platform for minority groups, especially women and children to tell their stories. Prior to that, He gave up her job in the State Council to enter a master’s program in the UK on gender and development studies. She is a rights advocate for those living with HIV/AIDS, sex workers, those from the LGBT community, and the disabled. She’s also the director of several short films that shed light on these issues.