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Leitis in Waiting + Lady Eva

December 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Free - £8

Tonga, an island group in the South Pacific, has long considered trans women, known as leitis, an integral part of its culture, often carrying significant social status. But recent Western religious influences have seen their identities being increasingly challenged. This documentary traces their proud cultural history and highlights developments in their struggles against discrimination.  Screens with the short film Lady Eva, which delves further into the story of leiti Eva Baron, one of the subjects of the feature.

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Films are in the English and Tongan languages with English language subtitles/captions.

Films have significant sections of non-English dialogue, title cards, and other visual components, so are less accessible for blind and partially sighted audiences. Large print versions of handouts available.

Scottish Youth Theatre has good access for wheelchair users. Click here for more details on venue access.

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.


December 9, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free - £8
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Scottish Youth Theatre
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Glasgow, G1 1TF United Kingdom
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