Directed by Amanda Lee
DAUGHTER explores an immigrant mother’s pain and worry about her transgender daughter and examines the perspective of a mother who may not understand her daughter, but cares for her deeply. The film celebrates transgender resistance, gender non-normativity, and the strength of the immigrant family across language and cultural boundaries.
Amanda Lee is a Ph.D. student and artist at UCLA. Her work explores art as a form of healing and resistance, specifically for young and queer people of color. This is her first solo film piece.
Director: Amanda Lee
Editor: Amanda Lee
Cast: El Lee, Shuk Chun Lee
Shorts Programs / 95 minssec·ond-gen·er·a·tion – adj. The offspring of immigrants to a particular country. Exploring the tension of navigating the cultural expectations of both a family from a foreign land and a society who treats you like “other,” this collection of LGBTQ shorts celebrates the beauty and texture of intersectionality. - Sheryl Santacruz