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October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Free - £8
A brown man with his back to camera, short dark hair, a white shirt, and red and white checked clothing item over his shoulder, looks out to sea from a sandy beach with palm trees.

Kattumaram depicts the Tsunami-affected lives of middle-aged Singaram and his orphaned niece Anandhi and nephew Mani. Singaram works hard as a fisherman to provide for his family and tries to arrange a groom for his niece, who rejects all proposed alliances. Anandhi instead falls for Kavita, a visiting photographer teaching alongside her at the local school. As patriarchal Singaram comes to terms with his niece’s sexuality, he is ostracised by his community because of her transgression. Dealing with his deflated ego, he bonds with the village barber and trans woman, Alankaram. Kattumaram shows the predicament of people in a conservative society which offers warmth so long as its traditions are adhered to but turns cold and violent when they are broken.

Tickets are priced on a sliding scale £0-£8 depending on what you can afford. To book, please use the button below or call CCA box office on +44 (0)141 352 4900.

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This screening has an age recommendation of N/C 12+.

Film has Tamil audio with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available.

Film is not accessible to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences with visual storytelling, minimal dialogue, and all Tamil language. Large print versions of handouts available.

CCA has good access for wheelchair users, gender neutral toilets, and welcomes assistance animals. Click here for CCA’s Accessibility Guide.

A Quiet Space and programme content notes will be available. Click here for a list of content notes for the 2019 Festival.

Comfy seating (bean bags) are available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org.

We have a limited travel fund to assist people to come to the Festival for those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for this, please contact access@sqiff.org.


In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, we use a sliding scale ticket price of £0-£8 for our events. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! Our ticket sales go towards supporting the vital work of LGBTQ+ filmmakers, artists and organisers. If you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please contact the relevant venue box office to let them know so it can be used by someone else. For more info on what you should pay, click here.


October 4, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Free - £8
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Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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0141 352 4900