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SQIFF 2019
Vision Portraits

Sun 6 October 2019

Vision Portraits is a vivid and hypnotic exploration by filmmaker Rodney Evans illuminating the compelling stories of four visually impaired artists - photographer John Dugdale, dancer Kayla Hamilton, writer Ryan Knighton, and the filmmaker himself.

Evans contrasts their journeys with his own personal and professional one as a filmmaker gradually losing his vision and as a gay man. Evans’ self-reflexive approach emphasises how each artist adapted creatively and thrived as their process evolved with their unique perspectives. An important film for anyone interested in disability aesthetics, demonstrating how blindness and visual impairment bring about distinct artistic viewpoints.

Screening with Fashion in the Dark I and II (8m) exploring fashion and identity with people who are visually impaired or blind.

Presented in association with Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland. With an introduction by filmmaker and poet, Ross Wilcock.

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 English audio with English language subtitles/captions. BSL interpretation for introduction. Hearing loop available. Audio description available. Films are otherwise relatively accessible to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences with some visual storytelling but a reasonable amount of explanatory dialogue and voiceover. 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