What About China?
Screening + Conversation with Trịnh T. Minh-hà, moderated by Việt Lê
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | 6-9pm
Location: Timken Hall (1111 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107)
Free and open to the public | RSVP here
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Co-presented by CCA’s Film Program (Voices in Moving Vision series), Visual & Critical Studies Program (VCS Forum series), Fine Arts Lecture Series, 500 Capp Street’s Shifting Possessions salon series, and Slash.

Trinh T. Minh-ha (Vietnamese: Trịnh Thị Minh Hà) is a Vietnamese filmmaker, writer, literary theorist, composer, and professor. She has been making films for over thirty years and may be best known for her films Reassemblage, made in 1982, and Surname Viet Given Name Nam, made in 1985. She has received several awards and grants, including the American Film Institute’s National Independent Filmmaker Maya Deren Award, and Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. Her films have been the subject of twenty retrospectives.

Việt Lê is a queer, disabled artist, writer, and curator whose work centers global south sexualities and spiritualities. Lê is the author of Return Engagements (Duke University Press, 2021). The art book White Gaze is a collaboration with Latipa (Sming Sming Books, Candor Arts 2019). Lê has presented their work at Civitella Ranieri, the Shanghai Biennale, among other venues. They co-curated transPOP: Korea Việt Nam Remix (with Yong Soon Min: ARKO, Galerie Quynh, UC Irvine Gallery; YBCA, 2008-09) and the 2012 Kuandu Biennale (Taipei). A 2022-24 Headlands Bay Area Arts Fellow, Lê is Associate Professor and Chair of Visual & Critical Studies(VCS)at California College of the Arts.