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SQIFF 2019
No Box for Me: An Intersex Story

Sun 6 October 2019

A heartfelt, poetic documentary focusing on four young adults who - like an estimated 0.5 to 1.7 percent of people - were born with variations in their sex characteristics making it difficult for Western medicine to impose classifications on them. The intersex people in No Box for Me seek to reclaim their bodies and explore their identities. They reveal the error in a binary understanding of gender and highlight the physical and psychological harm unnecessary medical treatments impose on children.

Screening with A Normal Girl (14m) about intersex activist and educator, Pidgeon Pagonis.

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
Films have French and English audio with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available. Feature film is not accessible to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences - there is a reasonable amount of explanatory dialogue but mostly French 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