2013 | 82 min | 坎坎达 Can Candan
纪录长片 Feature Documentary
坎坎达 Can Candan, Ayşe Çetinbaş, Gökçe İnce
中英 Chinese, English
制作机构 Production Group
如果你的孩子向你出柜，会发生些什么？ 《My Child》就是关于一批拥有LGBT儿女的勇敢而又鼓舞人心的父母们。他们不仅经历了接受儿女身份的困难历程，而且往前走了一大步，去向其他的LGBT家庭乃至大众分享他们的经验。影片《My Child》里七位父母向观众娓娓道来他们的故事，重新阐释了如何为人父母，何谓家庭，怎样在这般恐同、歧视跨性别者的保守社会里做一名活动人士，这一系列议题。
What happens when your child comes out to you? My Childis about a very courageous and inspiring group of mothers and fathers in Turkey who are parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. They have not only gone through the difficult path of accepting their children for who they are, but also have taken the next step to share their experiences with other LGBT families and the public. In My Child, seven parents intimately share their experiences with the viewer as they redefine what it means to be parents, family, and activists in this conservative, homophobic, and transphobic society.
导演简历 Bio-Filmography of Director
坎坎达是一位独立电影导演，并在土耳其伊斯坦布尔海峡大学任教，在美国和土耳其两地教授了一系列电影、视像课程和工作坊。他的作品多次被选入各大国际电影节、论坛，也在艺术馆和电视台放映过。他的纪录片作品包括《Boycott Coke》 (1989)、《Exodus” (1991)》、《Duvarlar Mauern Walls》 (2000)、《3 Hours》 (2008). 《My Child》是他的第三部长篇纪录片。
Can Candan is an independent filmmaker and a lecturer at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. He has taught film and video courses and workshops, both in the U.S. and in Turkey. His works have been screened internationally at festivals, conferences, in galleries and on television. His documentaries include Boycott Coke (1989), Exodus (1991), Duvarlar Mauern Walls (2000), and 3 Hours (2008). My Child (2013) is his third feature documentary film.
导演阐述 Director’s Statement
What the parents in My Child have been able to do in a short amount of time in Turkey is something that activists struggle to do for years of political activity. By sharing their stories, by touching people’s hearts, they have brought the plight of LGBT individuals from the margins to the center of society and changed hearts and minds. In this film, they not only share their unique personal experiences of parenthood, they also address something that each of us can relate to: a person’s struggle to be who s/he really is, and to be accepted as such within the family and in the society. They also fundamentally question what it means to be a parent, a family, and also an activist.
Since we decided to make this film, scores of LGBT individuals have been killed in Turkey and around the world. In our fight to end violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals, we have a lot to learn from these courageous and inspiring parents. I believe this film gives us a chance to do that.