Mama Rainbow


For Chinese parents, finding out that their kid is gay usually presents a major tragedy, with the big majority utterly unable to accept the homosexuality of their son or daughter. However, during recent years a fresh rainbow wind has been blowing over the Chinese mainland: a pioneer generation of Chinese parents has been stepping up and speaking out on their love for their gay kids. This documentary features 6 mothers from all over China, who talk openly and freely about their experiences with their homosexual children. With their love, they are giving a whole new definition to Chinese-style family bonds.

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80 minutes


HD, Color


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Fan Popo

Fan Popo: Independent filmmaker, Writer, Activist. Born in 1985, graduated from Beijing Film Academy. Published Happy Together: Complete Record of a Hundred Queer Films (Beifang Wenyi Press, 2007). Third Prize in the LGBT Research Paper Prize, Chi-Heng Foundation; Second Prize in the’s prize for online video. Participation in directing China Queer Film Festival Tour in over twenty major cities in China since 2008.

Documentary works include: Taipei: city of rainbow, New Beijing, New Marriage, Chinese Closet, Paper House, Be a Woman etc. In 2011, he was awarded the Prism Award of the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival for his work.