The Two Lives of Li Ermao, 2019

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1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Russell Square: College Buildings
Khalili Lecture Theatre

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The Two Lives of Li Ermao, 2019, 87 min By Jia Yuchuan

Filmed over 17 years across Southern China, the film is the intimate and heart-wrenching story of Li Ermao, a transgender migrant worker, who performs in performs in clubs looking for love and acceptance.  Living as a “ladyboy” with her boyfriend she faces repeated encounters of prejudice and aggression with equal measures of resilience and vulnerability.  The story follows many dramatic twists and surprising turns in Ermao’s

search for identity, struggle for love, and fight for survival.

Followed by a Q and A with producer Dr Kiki Tianqi Yu (QMUL)