Will Dai and Matthew Baren, founders of Shanghai-based queer film collective Cinemq, during a recent visit to Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So
Will Dai and Matthew Baren, founders of Shanghai-based queer film collective Cinemq, during a recent visit to Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So

How queer film collective thrives under the radar in Shanghai, and its soft power

Group offers rare platform for Chinese makers of LGBT-themed films to have their work shown in China, and aims to let people in the West know ‘that China is more complex than what you’ve seen’

Will Dai and Matthew Baren, founders of Shanghai-based queer film collective Cinemq, during a recent visit to Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So
Will Dai and Matthew Baren, founders of Shanghai-based queer film collective Cinemq, during a recent visit to Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So
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