Screening as part of Queer Borders Film Festival, 28 September 2019
Unit 4, The Cornucopia Room, 4 Towerdykeside, Hawick TD9 9EA
Tickets are free and booking is available via this link. Donations are also welcome on the door.
The visibility of LGBTQ lives on screen and in the media has never been more prominent around the world and yet, the community still faces violence and misunderstanding on a daily basis. Our shorts programme looks at the activism that helped move the fight for equality forward, highlights the relationship of queer people to their bodies and identity and celebrates the individuals and communities that are uplifting the queer experience. Following the screening, we invite the audience to join us for a conversation about their experiences and the films screened, with a chance to ask questions of These Are My Hands filmmakers Evi Tsiligaridou and Jo Clifford.
Advisory certification: 15
Lasting Marks | Charlie Lyne | 2018 | UK | 14 min
In this formally minimal documentary we hear direct from some of the 16 men who were put on trial for sadomasochism under Thatcher’s rule.
These Are My Hands | Evi Tsiligaridou | 2018 | UK | 8 min
Written and performed by playwright Jo Clifford, a short documentary film-poem revealing the body as a site of personal history and experience.
Nirvana | Jess Kohl | 2018 | UK, India | 15 min
A beautiful and tender documentary about the Koovagam festival in the village of Villipurgam in Southern India, where each year the largest gathering of trans women in Asia takes place.
Invisible Women | Alice Smith | 2018 | UK | 30 min
In danger of being forgotten, the story of Luchia Fitzgerald and Angela Cooper is centred in this documentary that reveals how their activism advanced the fight for women’s equality and LGBT rights in the UK.
Anemone | Amrou Al-Kadhi | 2018 | UK | 18 min
A second-generation teenager channels the magic of marine life to express their non-binary identity to their religious family.