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Watch Party: Tchindas

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Free - £8

Tchindas explores queer identity and acceptance in the Cape Verde archipelago, and follows Tchinda, a transgender woman who is a national heroine, as she prepares for Carnival month. The camera closely follows Tchinda and her cohorts – an engaging, closely knit group of trans women and gay men – as they take the lead in preparing their neighbourhood for the festivities.

Followed by a conversation examining the themes raised. Part of Islands and Oceans curated by Harvey Dimond. Tchindas will also be available on SQIFF’s Vimeo on Demand channel between 5 and 18 October. Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.

Tickets are on a sliding scale of FREE, £2, £4, £6, or £8. To book, click the button below. We will send out a Zoom link for the event to ticket holders a day or two beforehand.

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This screening has an age recommendation of N/C 15+.

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

The film is 94 minutes long with a brief introduction at the start, a 5 minute comfort break after the film, and a discussion lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Content notes tbc.

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Tickets for most live events are on a sliding scale of FREE, £2, £4, £6, or £8. Our sliding scale allows you to choose what to pay based on what you feel you can afford. No evidence or proof of circumstances is required. If you can afford to pay more, we really appreciate it as we rely on this income to pay queer people fairly for their work and keep the festival going.


October 6
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free - £8
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