The Resource China Dolls, (electronic resource)

China Dolls, (electronic resource)

Label
China Dolls
Title
China Dolls
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
China Dolls is a stylish and moving portrayal of gay Asian-Australians and their often difficult journeys to self-acceptance. Filmmaker Tony Ayres explores the relationship between race and sexuality, taking us into the unfamiliar world of “rice queens”, “potato queens”, “bananas” and “sticky rice”. In the gay scene, the young and beautiful possess the greatest social power. But what is considered desirable is also influenced by race. From Calvin Klein ads to gay erotica, the dominant image is Caucasian. In this equation Asian men are either invisible, or portrayed as soft and “feminine” - the opposite of the exaggerated masculinity celebrated in gay iconography. China Dolls probes the uncomfortable reality of racial stereotyping and discrimination in the gay world through interviews with Asian men who talk frankly, and often humorously, of their experiences of living within a “double minority”. They include the acclaimed photographer and performance artist, William Yang, and actor Anthony Wong. Linking their stories is the voice of filmmaker Tony Ayres, who tells a highly personal story of coming to terms with his race and sexuality. Born in Hong Kong, Ayres grew up in Australia denying his Chinese identity. Ironically, it was only when he realised he was gay that the full implications of his ethnicity became apparent. The filmmaker's journey from denial towards acceptance of his complex identity highlights the story of a whole generation of gay Asian men in Australia today who are overturning old stereotypes and forging new identities for themselves. China Dolls is not from the mainstream, but its themes of diversity, acceptance, and the politics of desire make it a contemporary, universal story. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Sharon Connolly, Megan McMurchy Producer: Helen Bowden Director: Tony Ayres Writer: Tony Ayres DOP/Cinematographer: Jackie Farkas Narrator/Presenter: Tony Ayres Featured People: Andrew Kaw, Chi - Kan Woo, Anthony Wong, William Yang, Beng Eu, Michael Camit, Steven Chau
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1998
Runtime
28
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
China Dolls, (electronic resource)
Label
China Dolls, (electronic resource)
Link
http://edmonton.kanopystreaming.com/node/123877
Publication
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Title from title frames
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1123876
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Dimensions
unknown
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Extent
1 streaming online resource (1 video file, approximately 29 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) kan1123876
  • (CaAE) kan1123876
  • (OCoLC)911511023
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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