QWOCMAP founding Executive/Artistic Director Madeleine Lim’s film Sambal Belacan in San Francisco (1997) is currently screening as part of the San Francisco Chinese Culture Center’s exhibit WOMEN我們: From Her to Here. Visit the exhibition at CCC’s gallery from 10-4pm Tuesday through Saturdays, until December 18, 2021. You can also view the exhibition online!
In Sambal Belacan in San Francisco, three first-generation immigrant Asian lesbians from Singapore grapple to create home and belonging. This award-winning documentary explores the multi-layered experiences of immigrant Asian lesbians living in the U.S.
Along with her films and her work as QWOCMAP’s Executive Director, Mad is a co-founder of Singaporean & Malaysian Bisexual Women and Lesbians (SAMBAL) and the US Asian Lesbian Network in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works tirelessly to create space and opportunities for artist-activists of color in the Bay Area and across the world.
On May 28 2021, Mad spoke at a special program hosted by Michelle Meow and the Chinese Culture Center, along with other artists featured in WOMEN我們: From Her to Here. Watch the recording of the panel, which began with Mad discussing the history of her film Sambal Belacan in San Francisco!
If you would like to watch or screen Sambal Belacan in San Francisco, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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