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'Diversity Week' offers movie screenings and panel discussions

This week, the Danish Embassy in Beijing and the EU representations in Beijing will put focuses on diversity and LGBT + rights through talks, movie screenings and panel discussions. In connection with the IDAHO Day - the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17, the rainbow flag will fly at the Danish Embassy in Beijing and a number of other EU representations. The embassy will also host a panel debate where representatives from the business community will discuss diversity in business.

Come to the film event, Fluid Identity

On the occasion of the Diversity Week, the embassy will also invite the public for a film event in collaboration with the Danish Culture Center, in which audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy the works of two film directors, Marianne Blicher and Han Xia. The event will showcase their two short films, Out of Place: Transfergender Stories From Asia by Han Xia and Odd Job Man by Marianne Blicher. Both films portray and challenge the identity concept and the screening will be followed by a discussion with members of the local drag community on floating identity.

The event will take place at the Danish Cultural Center in Art District 798, on 19:00, Wednesday, 15 of May. The event is free and open to everyone. The subsequent discussion will be held in Chinese.

Odd Job Man is the story of a man who, in his quest for a new job, ends up randomly in a strange environment filled with colourful drag queens, where a whole new world opens for him.

Out of Place: Transfergender Stories From Asia follows a businessman called Bobbie, who has lived a life as a successful businessman and father, but then travels to Thailand to slowly begin the journey towards becoming a woman.

14.05.2019  09:35