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In his recent non-fiction book De bananengeneratie (The Banana Generation), author and programme-maker Pete Wu discusses the double lives of people of Chinese descent in the Netherlands today. Based on personal experience and illustrated by striking anecdotes, Wu describes the struggles of this second generation of Dutch Chinese. Where do they clash with their parents? When he started online dating, Wu was confronted by all kinds of stereotypes common in Dutch society about Asian men – right up to a brutal 'No Asians' in a profile text. In this lecture, Wu discusses this stereotyping in greater detail, on the basis of his own experiences and using examples from several films. In collaboration with CinemAsia.

15:30 – 16:30

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam



Tickets via IFFR

G/D THYSELF: Spirit Strategy On Raising Free Black Children was made possible thanks to the generous support of:

Het Nieuwe Instituut
The Ummah Chroma
Marina Otero Verzier (Director of Research), Katía Truijen (Senior Researcher)
Lauri Faggioni
Erin WIle
Maud Vervenne
International Film Festival Rotterdam
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