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SQIFF Schools: Norfolk Trans Youth: Respecting & Understanding Differences

October 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

A white person with long blue hair and glasses, a black leather jacket, sitting down. There is a bookshelf with DVDs and CDs behind them and an open box full of records to their right.

Commissioned by Mancroft Advice Project, a Norwich-based charity, and created by Scottish filmmaker Nicole O’Reilly, Norfolk Trans Youth: Respecting & Understanding Differences gives a voice to young trans people. Incorporating interviews with trans youth in Norfolk, O’Reilly’s debut feature gives its participants space to explain transness in their own words. Issues of discrimination, visibility, and media representation are discussed. Norfolk Trans Youth uses an eclectic pallet of stylistic techniques, attempting to find a new way to use the documentary format to reflect trans experiences. Merging factual documentary with experimental techniques, this is a visually inventive film centring a group often marginalised in conversations about their personhood.

Director Nicole O’Reilly will join us for a Q&A after the screening. Kindly sponsored by LGBT Youth Scotland, who will also join us at the event to give information about their work supporting LGBTI young people.

This is a free event open to school groups only. Recommended for Secondary 4 – 6. To book, please email sami@sqiff.org stating how many places you would like to reserve.

Please note the film includes discussion of transphobia, mental health issues including suicidal thoughts, physical abuse, and sex education.



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

Film has English audio with English language subtitles/captions. If you would like to attend this event and require a BSL interpreter for the Q&A, please contact access@sqiff.org. Hearing loop available.

The film is relatively accessible to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences with explanatory dialogue and relatively bright images. 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.


October 2, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Centre for Contemporary Arts
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