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Watch Party: Cracks in the Patriarchy

October 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:20 pm

Free - £8
Close-up of a person with long dark hair's chest. They are holding open their red zip-up jacket to reveal green writing on their chest which reads, "Aborto Legal."

Through comprehensive interviews focused on seven individuals from different backgrounds, this documentary examines the LGBTQI+ community in Buenos Aires, Argentina. History and biography meld with the fiercely political as we learn of several overlapping struggles in the vast city. From the fight for gender recognition by the trans community to ongoing struggles to fight racism both within the LGBTQI+ scene and beyond; from the experiences of travestis in art and theatre to the massive movement to decriminalise abortion; the history, culture and politics of the LGBTQI+ community are drawn into sharp focus. Yet in this great variety of perspectives and histories lies a shared goal: a safer, freer society for all.

Followed by a filmmaker Q&A. Part of Daydreams and Testimonials: Queer South America, curated by lesbian Argentinian translator, writer, and comedian A.B. Silvera. Cracks in the Patriarchy will also be available on SQIFF’s Vimeo on Demand channel between 5 and 18 October.

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

The film has Spanish audio with English language captions. BSL interpretation and live captioning provided for introduction and Q&A.

The film is 78 minutes long with a brief introduction at the start, a 5 minute comfort break after the film, and a Q&A lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Content notes tbc.

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October 7
8:30 pm - 10:20 pm
Free - £8
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