Queer East: We Were Always Here

Sun 04 Feb 2024 — Fri 09 Feb 2024

Queer East: We Were Always Here, is a series of queer documentaries about East and Southeast Asian women and non-binary people, marking this year’s LGBTQ+ History Month. The screenings are Pay-What-You-Can, which means you’re free to pay as much or as little as you can afford.


Queer East is a cross-disciplinary festival that showcases boundary-pushing LGBTQ+ cinema, moving image work and live arts from, and about, East and Southeast Asia and its diaspora communities.

Past Screenings

Queer East Presents: Home Ground 18

In the mid-1990s, the first openly lesbian bar in South Korea, LesBos, opened its doors in Sinchon, Seoul. This documentary follows… Read More
Kwon Aram , South Korea, 2022, 78m.
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Queer East Presents: You and I 18

What is it like to meet your soulmate in a hopeless place? Kusdalini and Kaminah by no means met under ideal… Read More
Fanny Chotimah, Indonesia, 2020, 72m.
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Queer East Presents: Life Unrehearsed 18

In 1986, Soo-hyun met In-sun at a Korean Christian retreat in Germany and gifted her flowers. Despite threats from her then-husband… Read More
Jieun Banpark, South Korea, Germany, 2022, 80m.
This screening has now passed.