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Imagining queer futures for South West Asia and North Africa

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


The panel is chaired by artist and activist Jade Pollard-Crowe. The panellists are Ghadir Shaif, festival director, Kooz, Palestine; Dr Sima Shakhsari, University of Minnesota, US; Selim Mourad, film director, Lebanon and Ümit Ünal, film director, Turkey.

This panel will look at ‘LGBTQ+ SWANA’ as a conceptual tool for fostering collectivist action, coalitions and collaborations in order to envision futurity. The panel asks the question; what modes of collaboration are needed in order to build meaningful connections across heterogeneous identities, understandings and geographies? Taking film, art and literature as mediums currently being utilized by those who identify within LGBTQ+ SWANA, the panel will discuss the significance of these outputs upon the construction of these identities and the potential which arises from the employment of the arts.

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

This panel has been organised in collaboration with ‘Queer’ Asia.

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.

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 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 18
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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QTI Coalition of Colour