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SQIFF 2019
Kattumaram

Fri 4 October 2019

Kattumaram depicts the Tsunami-affected lives of middle-aged Singaram and his orphaned niece Anandhi and nephew Mani.

Singaram works hard as a fisherman to provide for his family and tries to arrange a groom for his niece, who rejects all proposed alliances. Anandhi instead falls for Kavita, a visiting photographer teaching alongside her at the local school. As patriarchal Singaram comes to terms with his niece's sexuality, he is ostracised by his community because of her transgression. Dealing with his deflated ego, he bonds with the village barber and trans woman, Alankaram.

Kattumaram shows the predicament of people in a conservative society which offers warmth so long as its traditions are adhered to but turns cold and violent when they are broken.

Accessibility information for this event

Ticket Costs
In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, SQIFF events are priced according to a sliding scale. Find out what you should pay. You won't be asked for any proof or ID, we just ask that you are honest!

Captioning, Interpretation & Large Print
Film has Tamil audio with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available. Film is not accessible to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences with visual storytelling, minimal dialogue, and all Tamil 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