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Scottish Queer International Film Festival

Queer East Presents: Alien Body, Human Dreams

Thu 28 September 2023

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Nature imagery of a river and mountaing with a person wearing a green outfit and a brown cape.


A series of cinematic investigations that centre the body as a potent site of hybridity, rejecting false divisions of man/woman, human/animal/alien, self/other to construct their own embodied, multifaceted ways of being. Artists in this programme purposefully employ queering as a technique to misread, re-appropriate, and puncture the systems of power projected onto the body. In these works by queer Southeast and East Asian filmmakers, we meet a speculative reality where human body parts are sold in food trucks and witness a dance-fight between a lion dancer and a contemporary dancer. Bodyhacking, ritualising, and ceremonialising is used to knead cosmologies, folding knowledges in upon themselves.

Curated by April Lin 林森

Content Warnings:
- Discussions of canibalism, direct reference to terminated pregnancy;
- Depiction of animated detached human parts, fake body parts being eaten, animal parts, recording of the inside a human bodysex, self-harm, distressing scenes, contains graphic reproductive content, imagery of the culling and dissection of a deer.

Access Notes:
- Strobbing lights, distorted imagery, distorted voice.

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6:30pm — 8:30pm




Tickets: Free, £2, £4, £6, £8, £10

Booking fee: 10%


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Additional info:

Various directors, Canada, Indonesia Netherlands, Philippines, Taiwan, UK, Vietnam, N/C 16+, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian audio