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SQIFF 2019
SQIFF Shorts: Queer Islam with Hidayah

Sat 5 October 2019

A series of shorts made over several decades following queer Muslim characters as they navigate familial relationships, romantic love, and their careers.

A budding filmmaker collaborates with his conservative Muslim father on a film about an iconic Muslim actor. The love between a disabled Muslim father and his queer son is tested when love is pitted against religion. Two brothers stand by each other in the face of adversity. An Arab American man learns how to love again post-heartbreak. And a rising martial arts star tries to hides her identity from her family and her small American town when under the spotlight.

Join us for a discussion after the screening with members of LGBTQIA+ Muslim charity Hidayah.

Part of You Gotta Have Faith, a strand on queerness and religion at Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2019.

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 English audio with English language subtitles/captions. The introduction and drag performance will be BSL interpreted. Hearing loop available.
Film is moderately accessible to blind and partially sighted audiences with some explanatory dialogue and relatively bright images. 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