Hima B.

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10 minutes; 2003; USA; fiction; digital video; color; sound
Writer, Producer, Director, & Camera: Hima B.
Featuring: Poinciana Williams and Rochelle Borquez
Editor: Cheree Dillon

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Described as “queering Kafka,” this film is a dark metaphor for internalized homophobia. Parallels between insect behavior and the main character’s mating ritual are made as a beetle-woman unsuspectingly participates in her mate’s metamorphosis.


Straight for the Money

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Straight for the Money


1994; 59 minutes; documentary; USA; video; color, sound
Producer, Director, & Camera:  Hima B.
with:  Rainbeau, China Blue, Eleanor M., Fatima, Alice B. Brave, Kelly, Dee M., & Jessica
Editor:  Lara Mac

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Eight lesbian and bisexual women who work as prostitutes, strippers, porn stars, and phone sex workers discuss 

how they negotiate their jobs, intimacy with lovers, and values.  With "sexperts" Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle, 

Scarlot Harlot, and Joan Nestle who provide insight into the historical presence of queer sex workers. 

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EXHIBITION HISTORY:
1995        Whitney Biennial
1994        "From India to America:  New Directions in Indian Film & Video", the Whitney Museum
1994        World Premiere:  San Francisco Int'l. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
 



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1995; 10 minutes; fiction; USA; video; color; sound;
Co-Writers, Producers, & Directors: Hima B. and Eliza O. Barrios
Featuring: Hima B., Eliza O. Barrios, & Lisa Asagi
Editor: Carol Leigh

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Drawn down a hallway punctuated by probing hands, tongues, & razors, a jilted lesbian is forced to confront her ex-lover’s repulsion of her. She takes comfort in plotting a bittersweet fantasy of revenge. Can she persuade her X to rekindle their relationship?

Coming Out, Coming Home

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Coming Out, Coming Home

45 minutes; 1996; USA; documentary; video; sound; color
video, 1996; sound; color
Director: Hima B.
Producers: San Francisco Asian Pacific Island Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (SF-A/PI PFLAG) and The Living Well Project

One Filipino and three Chinese families and their gay & lesbian children engage in dialogue about shame, grief, love, growth, living with HIV/AIDS, the acceptance of homosexuality by family members, & the cultural perceptions of homosexuality. The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance in San Francisco awarded this documentary with the 1997 George Choy Memorial Award.

Featuring: the Baos, the Lews, the Mobley-Wileys, & the Yees

contact: Asian and Pacific Islander Family Pride

To order the DVD