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December 2018

SQIFF Schools: Out (CCA)

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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So much of young people's experience of sexual and gender identity in the present day comes via the internet. However, the old pain and awkwardness of 'coming out' to friends and family remains the same. This new documentary from French director Denis Parrot combines the phenomenon…

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Sidney & Friends

December 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A heartfelt exploration of the hopes, dreams, and everyday reality of a group of intersex and transgender friends fighting to survive on the edge of Kenyan society. Join Sidney and his new friends as they share what it is like to grow up and live…

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Bixa Travesty (Tranny Fag)

December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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The rock documentary and political manifesto Bixa Travesty depicts the life of Brazilian musician and spoken word artist Linn da Quebrada, a self-proclaimed ‘tranny fag,’ who uses her body and music as weapons to fight machismo, transphobia, racism, and conformity. Quebrada and performance partner Jup…

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SQIFF Shorts: Overcome

December 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Strong narratives of queer characters who are occasionally overcome but mostly do the overcoming are contained in this programme of gutsy shorts. A trans man is bullied when his gender is outed at a new workplace, a queer woman faces homophobic banter at her hair…

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Outitude

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Featuring interviews and discussions with members of the Irish LGBTQI+ community of all ages and walks of life, Outitude delves into the lives of rural and urban lesbians, poets, writers, activists, self-professed bar dykes, and queer and curious women. Telling tales of coming out, experiences…

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Queer Arab Lives: Mr Gay Syria

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kinning Park Complex, 40 Cornwall Street
Glasgow, G41 1AQ United Kingdom
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Husein is a barber in Istanbul balancing life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and a refugee living in Berlin. In this powerful documentary, they both dream of participating in an international beauty contest in…

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SQIFF Shorts: Picture This

December 6 @ 6:15 pm - 7:55 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Filmmaker and vlogger Ross Wilcock presents short films building on his own video for BBC The Social, Online Dating with a Disability. Themes of ableism and anxiety around sex and dating are explored alongside joy in self-expression and claiming Queer and Disabled as an identity.…

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East Asian Focus: Extravaganza + shorts

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A behind-the-scenes look at the vibrant, fierce and ever-so-slightly chaotic world of one of the most dynamic drag scenes in China. Filmed in July 2017, Extravaganza covers the build-up behind a night of twelve drag performances, with running shade provided by organiser Miss Jade.  Screening with…

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SQIFF Schools: Out (Platform Easterhouse)

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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So much of young people's experience of sexual and gender identity in the present day comes via the internet. However, the old pain and awkwardness of 'coming out' to friends and family remains the same. This new documentary from French director Denis Parrot combines the phenomenon…

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SQIFF Shorts: Bodies and Borders

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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The most urgent issues surrounding identity and oppression revolve around bodies and borders. In Being Okey, a gay Nigerian man is denied asylum in Switzerland and consequently caught between the constant fear of being sent home and hope of a life in safety. ABEO is…

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