2023 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

Program 2

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All films in this program are closed-captioned.

Set to "Watch Me" and "Faceshopping" by trans musicians, Anohni and the late SOPHIE (respectively), this experimental video concoction is a mediatized rumination on the double-edged sword of [hyper]visibility (of queer and trans, disabled, PoC, etc. bodies) vs. the police surveillance state/the Panopticon (and its enmeshments with Christocentric white supremacy, ableism, #Academia, etc.) in the Zoom/COVID era--and possible Community interventions to burn all that shit down.


Rev. g (they/he) is a crip Corean transDisciplinary artist-activist + healer-abolitionist + scholar-masochist, who dreams of Queer Utopia and Access Intimacy. Sir Valence was spawned as a dragged embodiment of that which is most feared: the Panopticon. And ‘Watching U’ was conceived as a Community response to conquer it.

  • Year
  • Runtime
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
  • Genre
    Short, Animation, Music Video, Experimental, Science Fiction, Horror, Ritual, Political, Disability Justice
  • Subtitle Language
  • Director
    Sir Valence
  • Producer
    Eisa Al-Shamma, Andrew K Wang, Maya Scott-Chung, Charlie O’Donohue, Rachel Zilberg
  • Cast
    Sir Valence, Eisa Al-Shamma, Maricela Sistos, Mike Solorio, Elisa Lupin-Jimenez, Illari Alvarez, Mel Chua
  • Cinematographer
    Beau Ocean
  • Editor
    Sir Valence