Beijing Winter Swimmers

Dir: Xiaopei He
28mins   2022   Depot event   Mandarin    Subtitled    F-Rated

Post-film discussion with director Xiaopei He

A group of elderly people in Beijing swim in the river, finding self, community and life's pleasures in and around the icy waters.

Dr. He Xiaopei, filmmaker, has since 1990 devoted herself to the feminist and lesbian movement in China, and took part in the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women.

Later she went to the UK to study sexuality and cultural studies. After graduating with a Ph.D. she returned to China to set up Pink Space using films to represent invisible desires and lives.