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SQIFF18 SQIFF Shorts: Queer Arab Lives

Fri 7 December 2018

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A series of shorts that reveal the social intricacies of queer Arab life. Nazem, a genderqueer Egyptian-Iraqi drag-queen, prepares for a performance informed by childhood memories of her mother. A lesbian woman from Lebanon takes a fairground ride with her friends where their conversation turns to sex, relationships, and desire. And a Syrian trans woman navigates everyday life in 90s Beirut.

Curated by Samar Ziadat in partnership with Dardishi, a zine and Festival of Arab womxn’s art.

Films in Arabic, English, and French languages with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available.

Films rely on visual material to convey ideas and are majority non-English language, so less accessible for blind and partially sighted audiences. Large print versions of handouts available.

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3:30pm, Free/£1/£3/£5/£7 + £1 booking fee, Theatre
15+ / F-rated
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