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SQIFF Shorts: Switching Teams
September 30, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 2:35 pmFree – £8
A trans woman is pursued by a charming cis man who is not the kind individual he first seems. A trans skater from Sheffield switches roller derby teams in order to live more authentically. A teenager and their traditionally-minded father struggle to find common ground after the former starts questioning their gender identity in rural Ireland. And a young man in Hong Kong documents his personal journey through conversations with family, friends, and God as he connects with his inner self. A variety of stories surveying the trans experience.
Taylor Le Fín and Becki McKechnie, filmmakers of Switching Teams, will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. If you require BSL for the Q&A, contact email@example.com to make arrangements.
ACCESS: Level access at entrance of CCA with lift up to first floor for Theatre space. Accessible toilets available. Various languages with English subtitles/captions. Hearing loop.
Content note: depiction of violence and sexual assault, discussion of suicidal feelings.
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Almost Saw The Sunshine (30m)
Dir: Leon Lopez, Country: UK, Year: 2016
Rachel is a young transgender woman. After a series of coincidental encounters with a handsome man, she impulsively takes a chance on a one night stand that ends in tragedy.
Switching Teams (15m)
Dir: Taylor Le Fín, Country: UK, Year: 2016
We follow the experience of a Trans skater from Sheffield, and see that switching teams is just the shift needed towards a future of living authentically. The film explores gender inclusivity in sports and highlights the Roller Derby community as an actively progressive model for the future of Trans inclusion.
Between Us (10m)
Dir: Daithí Ó Cinnéide, Country: Ireland, Year: 2016
A teenager and their traditionally-minded father struggle to find common ground after the former starts questioning their gender identity in rural Ireland.
Kaspar X: If I Had a Soul (24m)
Dir: Kaspar Wan, Country: Hong Kong, Year: 2015
Kaspar has aspired to become a man since childhood. He struggles with his mental health and relationship with God but his friends and family respond to his transition with love and support.