Back to All Events

Oh, Queer Asian Canada! The Video Work of Richard Fung: Program 2

  • Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)

$12 Adult / $7 students, seniors, and members of SALGA, Q-WAVE, GAPIMNY / Free admission for MoCA members and CLAGS members

CLAGS members, please RSVP at eventbrite

Richard Fung's DIRTY LAUNDRY (1996) explores the queer history of nineteenth-century Chinese immigration to Canada, and REX VS. SINGH (2008) reveals the plight of two Sikh men entrapped by Vancouver police in 1915 and accused of the crime of sodomy.  These two films deepen our understanding of the LGBTQ movement in North America, which will be the focus of a post-screening panel discussion featuring scholars and activists, including Rick Lee (Rutgers University) and an organizer from SALGA-NYC for the queer South Asian community.

Fung is a Trinidad-born, Toronto-based video artist and queer cultural critic who is the recipient of the 2015 Kessler Award from CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies.  For information on related events, including a program that showcases several of Fung's experimental videos about gay Asian identity at the NYU A/P/A Institute on December 2, and the Kessler award ceremony and lecture to be delivered by Fung, which is free and open to the public on December 16 at the CUNY Graduate Center, see