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We Want To Get Married

Shi Tou

Release year: 2007

Run time: 5 mins

Film type: Documentary


On February 14, 2007, Valentine's Day, eight individuals who supported same-sex relationships and marriage went to SOHO Modern City and various bus stops to offer prepared roses and cards to passersby. They wished them a happy Valentine's Day and requested their support for LGBTQ rights. As people read the words written on the cards, their reactions were varied. When asked about their views on homoeroticism or how they would feel if a family member were gay, their responses were diverse and intriguing, sometimes even displaying dark humor.


Director biography

Born in 1969 into a family of Miao, an ethnic minority in south-west China’s Guizhou Province, Shi Tou is an artist, photographer, independent filmmaker and queer activist. Her 2006 experimental documentary Women Fifty Minutes is a compilation of various shots and impressions of the filmmaker’s trip to her lesbian partner Mingming’s hometown, as well as her daily wandering in Beijing. Her 2015 documentary We Are Here (co-directed with Zhao Jing) about the history of lesbian activism in the People’s Republic of China was commissioned by the Ford Foundation Beijing Office to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Fourth UN World Conference on Women and to document the progress of women’s rights in China since 1995. Zhao Jing is a publisher, multimedia producer, co-founder and chief-editor of les+, a major media outlet for the queer women community in China. Jing has been a pioneer LGBT activist in China since 2005.