China Centre Tübingen (CCT)

Mama Rainbow & Papa 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.

Gero Bauer PhD is working at the Center for Gender and Diversity Research at Tübingen University. His fields of interet are 19th to 21st century anglophone literatures, gender and queer studies, camp, film and music video aesthetics, New Materialism, affect studies, post-/decolonial studies, European literary and cultural history.

Zairong Xiang is Postdoctoral Researcher of the DFG Research Training Group “Minor Cosmopolitanisms” at Potsdam University. His research intersects a wide range of disciplines, areas and paradigms, notably feminisms and queer theories, literature and art in their decolonized variants in Spanish, English, Chinese, French, and Nahuatl. He has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (summa cum laude) co-tutelle from Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and Université de Perpignan Via Domitia with the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones (2014); and a joint MA in Women and Gender Studies from University of Hull and Universidad de Granada with the Erasmus Mundus Master GEMMA (2009). His forthcoming book Queer Ancient Ways: A Decolonial Exploration (with Punctum Books) advocates a profound unlearning of colonial/modern categories as a pathway to the discovery of new forms and theories of queerness in the most ancient of sources, namely Babylonian Enuma Elish and Nahua creation myths.