Queer Japan
Graham KOLBEINS

USA/Japan
2019
100
Colour
English
subtitles

A vibrant and joyful exploration of the Japanese LGBTQIA+ community, focusing on the exploration of sexuality through art and politics. The people interviewed span a spectrum wider than any typical rainbow: from the middle-aged mangaka who likes to draw gay bears in bondage to the the non-binary artist who performs at playfully kinky hentai-parties, and from the photographer who photographed over a 1000 queer Japanese to the first transgender elected official in Japan.

Queer Japan is een bruisende ontdekkingsreis door de Japanse LGBTQIA+ gemeenschap, waarbij het verkennen van seksualiteit door kunst en politiek bewustzijn centraal staat. De diversiteit van de mensen die aan bod komen is enorm: van de mangatekenaar van middelbare leeftijd die graag beren in bondage tekent tot de non-binaire performancekunstenaar die optreedt tijdens speelse kinky hentaifeestjes, en van de fotograaf die meer dan duizend Japanse LHBTI’ers fotografeerde tot de eerste gekozen transgender politicus in Japan.

 

Queer Japan 『クィア・ジャパン』 Teaser Trailer from Graham Kolbeins on Vimeo.

http://queerjapanmovie.com

 

Director’s bio & selected filmography

Graham KOLBEINS is a Canadian queer filmmaker, writer, and designer living in Los Angeles. He’s the director of the short film The House of Gay Art, and the co-director, with Dorian Wood, of the short film PAISA. He directed the documentary web series Rad Queers.The Japan-U.S. Friendship Council named Kolbeins a recipient of their Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship in 2016