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Erasure, Resurrection and Movement – Queer Migrations in and from SWANA

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

queer qandī Journeys and Destinations film fest 9-18 October 2020.


The panel will be discussing the representation of LGBTQ+ SWANA (South West and North African) identity in film, literature and art and how this relates to the construction of these identities in diaspora and how it reflects on migrant SWANA identities.

The panel is chaired by Dr Lelia Mukhida, University of Cambridge, UK. The panellists are Mahtab Pishghadam, film director, Iran and Robert Moussa, festival director, Soura film festival, Germany and Dr Sabiha Allouche, Lecturer in Middle East Politics, University of Exeter.

Accessibility: Currently we are working on having the event live captioned in English. More information about this will be updated by the end of September.

Housekeeping: Everyone is welcome! However, racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, ableism, fatphobia, ageism or discrimination on basis of ethnicity, immigration status, or religious, cultural, and/or spiritual beliefs, or any other kind of oppressive behaviour is unacceptable and if used participant will be excluded.

Places must be booked in advance, which will then give you access to the online event link. Book a free place here:

QTI Coalition of Colour is proud to present our first film festival – a queer film fest focused on issues of migration and movement. The festival will have live events, panels with filmmakers, activists and scholars as well as conversations with cast and crew on Saturday and Sunday 17-18 October.

queer qandī Journeys and Destinations film fest is happy to have ‘Queer’ Asia as guest curators. ‘Queer’ Asia is a collective of researchers and activists, working to build a global platform from which to challenge dominant ideas, forms, and representations of gender and sexuality.
queer qandī Journeys and Destination Film Fest has been possible thanks to collaboration with Encompass Network in Cambridge and made possible by the generous sponsorship of The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement and lgbtQ+@CAM at Cambridge University and National Lottery’s 25th Anniversary.


October 17
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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QTI Coalition of Colour