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SQIFF18
East Asian Focus: Until Rainbow Dawn

Sat 8 December 2018

After meeting at their Deaf school in Central Japan, Hana and Ayumi become close friends, and quickly fall in love. But when Hana comes out to her parents, they throw her out of the house. Ayumi takes Hana along to a queer Deaf meetup in Tokyo, where they meet and befriend a supportive group of trans, gay and lesbian Deaf people who tell them their own personal stories. Made by a majority Deaf cast and crew, Until Rainbow Dawn is a remarkable, authentic story of queer Deaf Japanese culture.

Films in Japanese and Japanese sign languages with simultaneous Japanese and English subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available.

Film relies a lot on visual material to convey ideas and uses almost all Japanese sign language, so is less accessible for blind and partially sighted audiences. Large print versions of handouts available.

Comfy seating (bean bags) available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org.

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.