Project Gelb

Director: Francis Luta

Country: Canada

Runtime: 43 min

Rating: PG

Festival year: 2017



Fri Aug 18, 7:30pm

Project Gelb

Genre(s): Documentary

Often reduced to racist stereotypes like the model minority, kung fu master, or desexualized nerd, this documentary from Francis Luta features East, South East, and South Asian men from the greater Toronto area openly discussing struggles with both internal and external racism in the queer community and beyond. The ideal—muscular, masculine, and White—is implied when one interviewee points out the common disclaimer “no fatties, no femmes, no Asians” seen on gay dating apps. Project Gelb critically and frankly examines Asian masculinities and why it’s not simply “just a preference.”

Director Francis Luta in attendance.

Older than What?  Director Steen Starr in attendance.


Screening Sponsor: Delta Air Lines

Preceded by:

Older Than What?
Steen Starr | Canada | 2017 | 13 min
Older Than What? is the story of twelve queer and trans elders responding to ten questions about aging, visibility, and the social change they’ve been a part of. With responses that are inspiring, funny, and at times heartbreaking, this short doc engages with a diverse group that includes locals Pat Hogan, Bill Richardson, Bradford McIntyre, and Glenn Saunders.