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“Love Your Films and Love Your Life”An Interview with Fan Popo

“Love Your Films and Love Your Life”An Interview with Fan Popo “Love Your Films and Love Your Life:” An Interview with Fan Popo Fan Popo and Bao Hongwei, with an introduction by Bao Hongwei Introduction Invited by the Institute for Screen Industries Research, the University of Nottingham, Chinese queer filmmaker and activist Fan Popo visited Nottingham in February 2018 for a series of events titled “Queer Cinema as Art, Activism and Industry,” including research workshops, student seminars, and film screenings. Bao Hongwei, assistant professor in media studies, interviewed Fan about his filmmaking career and his participation in transnational screen industries. This interview focuses on the status quo of queer independent filmmaking in a transnational context, with an emphasis on the opportunities and challenges that creative professionals face in increasingly commercialized and competitive work environments. Fan Popo is an independent filmmaker and queer activist from Beijing. He studied screenwriting at the Beijing Film Academy. After his graduation positions 27:4 doi 10.1215/10679847-7726994 Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press Downloaded from https://read.dukeupress.edu/positions/article-pdf/27/4/799/699519/0270799.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 16 June 2020 positions 27:4 November 2019 800 Figure 1 Fan Popo (right) and Bao Hongwei in conversation. Photo courtesy of Tang Xingjian. in 2007 he became a leading figure in China’s queer filmmaking and activ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png positions: asia critique Duke University Press

“Love Your Films and Love Your Life”An Interview with Fan Popo

positions: asia critique , Volume 27 (4) – Nov 1, 2019

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“Love Your Films and Love Your Life:” An Interview with Fan Popo Fan Popo and Bao Hongwei, with an introduction by Bao Hongwei Introduction Invited by the Institute for Screen Industries Research, the University of Nottingham, Chinese queer filmmaker and activist Fan Popo visited Nottingham in February 2018 for a series of events titled “Queer Cinema as Art, Activism and Industry,” including research workshops, student seminars, and film screenings. Bao Hongwei, assistant professor in media studies, interviewed Fan about his filmmaking career and his participation in transnational screen industries. This interview focuses on the status quo of queer independent filmmaking in a transnational context, with an emphasis on the opportunities and challenges that creative professionals face in increasingly commercialized and competitive work environments. Fan Popo is an independent filmmaker and queer activist from Beijing. He studied screenwriting at the Beijing Film Academy. After his graduation positions 27:4 doi 10.1215/10679847-7726994 Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press Downloaded from https://read.dukeupress.edu/positions/article-pdf/27/4/799/699519/0270799.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 16 June 2020 positions 27:4 November 2019 800 Figure 1 Fan Popo (right) and Bao Hongwei in conversation. Photo courtesy of Tang Xingjian. in 2007 he became a leading figure in China’s queer filmmaking and activ

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Published: Nov 1, 2019

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