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SQIFF 2019
Black History Month: Calalai: In Betweenness + shorts

Tue 22 October 2019

Please note this event will now begin at 7pm, not 5.30pm as previously advertised.

Calalai: In Betweenness by filmmaker Kiki Febriyanti depicts women in South Sulawesi Bugis culture, which for centuries has accepted gender diversity as implicit, believing humans consist of 5 genders, one of them being calalai. The film takes a closer look at the definition of femininity and masculinity in the Bugis culture. What or who is calalai? What are the dynamics of gender, spirituality, and performance? How do these dynamics define the everyday life of the Bugis people?

Screening with accompanying short films and discussion on queerness in Indonesian cultures outside of white, colonialist impositions.

Curated and hosted by artist and researcher Claricia Parinussa.

Accessibility information for this event

Captioning, Interpretation & Large Print
Film languages tbc with English language subtitles/captions. If you would like to attend this event and require BSL interpretation for the discussion, please email access@sqiff.org at least 2 weeks in advance. Accessibility of films to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences tbc. Large print versions of handouts available.

Building Access
CCA has good access for wheelchair users, gender neutral toilets, and welcomes assistance animals. See the CCA Accessibility Guide for more information. Programme content notes will be available. Comfy seating (bean bags) are available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org