The Lydia Pink Project (2002-2006) was a project supported by a grant from Open Meadows Foundation to distribute two dyke-empowering short narrative movies to 100 LGBTQ and diversity-focused youth groups and community centers around the U.S. The videos — Lydia Li and Camouflage Pink — were sent via DVDs in hot pink plastic covers.

About the videos:

Image collage from Lydia Li
Images from Lydia Li

Lydia Li: Queer girl love story + videosploitation!

A queer Asian American college student studying video production and film theory finds herself framed within video aesthetics determined by her emotions. When Tarot cards suggest nothing promising and fellow students critique her ideas, she finds herself trapped in desaturated wide shots… and only love can save her!

Experimental Narrative
Digital Video
44 minutes


Still from Camouflage Pink

Camouflage PINK
Her demeanor may scream tough militant dyke, but Rayna’s insides are gooey and pink. Her journal entries rhyme. And the truth is, she really wants to go to the prom.

A short narrative by Carolyn Caizzi & Laura Zaylea
15 minutes

Selected screenings: 

Halifax International Film Festival. Nova Scotia. 2007
Echo Park film Center. Losa Angeles, CA. 2006
Frameline International LGBTQ Film Festival. San Francisco, CA. 2003
Northampton Film Festival. Northampton, MA. 2003
Film Festival Macedonia. Macedonia. 2003
Lesbian Cinema Arts. New York, NY. 2002

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