Suet-Sin's Sisters

Yau Ching

2000, 08:00 minutes, colour, English


Suet-Sin's Sisters is an unprecedented documentary of the oral history of lesbian life in Hong Kong. It seeks to interweave the life stories, jokes, family and social struggles of lesbians from two generations with allusions to a tradition of lesbian icons in Hong Kong popular culture. Through recontextualizing footage of the Cantonese Opera (butch/femme) couple: Pak Suet-Sin and Yum Kim Fei, and a soundtrack with songs of Teresa Tang, Suet-Sin's Sisters seeks to expose, reconstruct and actively speak to a much repressed tradition of lesbianism in the public sphere of Hong Kong.

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