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SQIFF 2019
Black History Month: Fabulous + Father Figure

Thu 3 October 2019

In partnership with Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) for Black History Month, we look at the thriving ballroom culture of contemporary Europe. In Fabulous (2019), international legend Lasseindra Ninja returns to her home of Guyana to introduce voguing to its LGBTQ community. Father Figure follows Guilliano, founding father of The Kiki House of Angels, and his friends as they share experiences of homophobia and racism in the Netherlands.

Curated and hosted by artist and researcher Claricia Parinussa, co- founder and organiser of Vogue Scotland. Followed by an introduction to the history of House Ball culture and discussion on the necessity of prioritising the QTIPOC community in these spaces.

Accessibility information for this event

Captioning, Interpretation & Large Print
Films have Dutch, English, and French audio 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. Hearing loop available. Films are not very accessible to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences with a lot of visual storytelling and mostly non-English language. 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. A quiet space and programme content notes will be available. Comfy seating (bean bags) are available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org

Travel Assistance
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