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SQIFF
Collect:if Presents: Gaysian Superheroes

Sat 30 September 2017

A showcase of the work of two British- South Asian queer women filmmakers across different generations. Activist and director Pratibha Parmar’s films centre on gender, race, and LGBT issues; her groundbreaking Khush (1991) portrays lesbian women and gay men in India and the Indian diaspora discussing acceptance and embracing of their sexuality. We explore Pratibha’s prolific output alongside that of emerging digital media artist Seema Mattu, who dissects the overlooked ethnic self in regards to various degrees of minoritisation.

We are delighted Seema Mattu will join us to discuss her work. Curated and hosted by Nyla Ahmad, who researches South Asian identity in comics. In partnership with Collect:if, Glasgow Women’s Library’s women of colour collective.

Films will be screening with English language subtitles, with BSL interpretation for the post-screening discussion. This screening is F-rated. Films are given an F-rating if directed by women, written by women and/or present significant female characters on screen, in their own right. f-rated.org.

SQIFF 2017 tickets are a sliding scale; please choose what to pay based on your personal circumstances. We ask that you are honest about yourself and your financial situation; we will not ask for any proof of your income. For more info on SQIFF's sliding ticket scale click here.