Bigger Is Better
董陵轩是一位屡获殊荣的纪录片导演和记者，现居纽约。他目前是约克学院和纽约市立大学表演与美术系的副教授，教授演讲沟通和交流技巧课程。在来到约克大学之前，他在新泽西州的肯恩大学教授了 11 年的媒体课程。他来自台湾，拥有布鲁克林大学的电视制作硕士学位和哥伦比亚大学的新闻学博士学位。他获得了多项奖学金，包括范德比尔特大学媒体奖学金和电视艺术与科学学院奖学金。他的电影关注社会正义和人权问题，曾在全球60多个电影节上展映。
Dialogue｜English, Chinese, Japanese
Bigger Is Better is a documentary about the identity culture and body politics of the bear subculture within a larger gay male community in Asia. It takes the audience to Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China to meet with stakeholders and examines the development of this unique subculture and its meaning and impact.
Larry Tung is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist in New York City. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts at York College/CUNY and teaches courses in speech communication and communications technology. Prior to York, he taught media courses at Kean University in New Jersey for 11 years. A native of Taiwan, he holds an M.F.A. in TV Production from Brooklyn College and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. He received several fellowships, including Vanderbilt University Media Fellowship, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Faculty Fellowship. Tung’s films focus on social justice and human rights issues. They have been featured in more than 60 film festivals around the world.
Making this film has been a very personal journey. Body image is always an obsession in the gay community. Labeling people based on body sizes can create division and negative impacts on self-esteem. I have always been uncomfortable with my own body and am in a constant struggle to lose weight. Through making this film, I learned so much about the bear culture in Asia and felt like I found my community. But the real purpose is to demystify bear culture in Asia and promote self-love and diversity because everyone is unique and deserves to be loved no matter what they look like.