A COHABITATION

Streaming available in the U.S. from 11/12 12:00 AM ET - 11/18 11:59 PM ET.
Virtual Q&A: 11/18 8PM ET. Link will be sent to ticketed audience.

This film is part of the PrideFull Shorts Program.
Co-presented with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, QWOCMAP and API Rainbow Parents of PFLAG NYC.

Description

Dir. by Tung Wei Ye
Malaysia | 2019 | Drama | 18 min

In 2013 Taipei, a gay, interracial couple who just moved in together are forced to separate because one of them who is a Malaysian has HIV and is forced to be deported.

Director's Statement

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Why do I still want to talk about the act that deport foreign HIV carriers, even though it has been amended in 2015? But the truth is, although Taiwan has legalised same-sex marriage recently, most Taiwanese still connect LGBTQIA+ community with HIV and AIDS. In an attempt to let my audiences know how cruel they are, I let them see how small, lonely and helpless queers can be when facing the society that wants to eliminate them.

Director's Bio

Tung Wei Ye
Pronouns: he/him

Born and raised in Malaysia, Wei Ye is now pursuing a MFA Degree at the Taipei National University of the Arts, majoring in Film Directing. He is the edit assistant of "Dear Ex" and the cinematographer of "Reprise". The former is a feature film that received several awards at the Golden Horse Awards, the latter is a short film that was selected by the Busan International Film Festival. Recently, his last short film “A Cohabitation” was selected by film festivals in the United States, Germany, Hong Kong and etc.

Virtual Live Q&A

11/18 8PM ET
Director Tung Wei Ye will join us for a virtual live Q&A. Link to the PrideFull Shorts Q&A will be sent to ticketed audience.

Tickets

2021 PrideFull Shorts Program Tickets
Streaming available from 11/12 - 11/18.
Including a virtual live Q&A on 11/18 8PM ET.
Regular: $10.00  |  Suggested: $15.00

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This film is part of the PrideFull Shorts Program, which is co-presented with Three Dollar Bill Cinema and QWOCMAP. This film is also co-presented with API Rainbow Parents of PFLAG NYC.

Three Dollar Bill Cinema fosters deeper community engagement by showcasing queer film programming, educational experiences, and social dialogue.

QWOCMAP uses film to shatter stereotypes and bias, reveal the lived truth of inequality, and build understanding and community around art and social justice. QWOCMAP creates, exhibits, and distributes high-impact films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color (cisgender & transgender), and gender nonbinary, nonconforming, and transgender people of color (of any orientation), and address the vital, intersecting social justice issues that concern our multiple communities. QWOCMAP’s vision nurtures filmmakers as artist-activist leaders for social change.


API Rainbow Parents of PFLAG NYC provides support for LGBTQ individuals and families of Asian heritage, addressing culture-specific needs of the API community.