Does Your House Have Lions

Two people riding a motorcycle through the countryside, viewed from slightly behind and to the right of them. The person driving the motorcycle has short dark hair and wears a sleeveless dark blue vest. The passenger behind has flowing long dark wavy hair with a pink rose pin behind the right ear. They wear shorts and a colourful pink and blue patterned shirt. They have their arms wrapped around the waist and their chin resting upon the shoulder of the person in front.

Captioned for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing viewers

“An archive of friendship – near, far and displaced”. Filmed over six years, following Delhi-based poet, teacher and activist vqueeram and a group of friends living together in New Delhi, Does Your House Have Lions invites us into a world of queer kinship, love and joy, experienced amidst – and in resistance to – the inequalities of caste, patriarchy, religion and fascism.  

This screening is presented in partnership with Glasgow Artist Moving Image Studios. On Friday 5 August, Does Your House Have Lions will screen as part of Govanhill International Festival and Carnival 2022 and will include a live Q&A with Director, Vishal Jugdeo. More information and tickets available here.

Vishal Jugdeo (b. 1979 Regina, Canada; lives and works in Los Angeles) is an interdisciplinary artist who works with video, installation, performance and sculpture to construct experimental approaches to narrative. He has exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at the ICA Philadelphia, LAXART, Los Angeles, Western Front, Vancouver and 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica. Commissioned works have been featured in Performa, New York and Made in LA at the Hammer Museum. Jugdeo is a 2015 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, and has received major project funding from the Canada Council for the Arts. Jugdeo is Assistant Professor in New Genres in the UCLA Department of Art. 

Vqueeram Aditya Sahai is a gender non-conforming writer, researcher, vocal queer activist, and independent academic based in Delhi. They have been associated with the University of Delhi, Ambedkar University, Delhi, and the Centre for Law and Policy Research. Over the years, they have extensively written and spoken on a diverse array of critical themes in contemporary Indian discourses on gender and sexuality, rights and criminality, etc. 

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2021, India & USA,  49mins
Directed by Vishal Jugdeo & vqueeram
English & Hindi, with English & SDH subtitles

Free, optional donations welcome

Read a commissioned response to the film by Glasgow-based artist Nat Lall, who reflects on their own Indian heritage and experiences of queer community living in Govanhill, Glasgow

Watch at Cample:
Thurs 4 - Sun 7 August
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Screening daily in our building at:
12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm 

Screening in partnership with GAMIS for Govanhill International Festival and Carnival 22, including a live in conversation with Director, Vishal Jugdeo and artist Nat Lall (SQIFF, Small Trans Library) – with BSL interpretation.

Tickets on a sliding scale: £0 – £12

Watch Online:
Sun 7 - Sat 13 August

Including a recorded Q&A with Director, Vishal Jugdeo

Introduction by Métis Curator Jennifer Smith

Watch an introduction to Rhayne Vermette’s ‘Ste. Anne’ by Jennifer Smith – a Métis curator, writer and arts administrator from treaty 1 territory, today called Winnipeg, Canada. 

Of the film, Jennifer says “The moments I have felt the most intimate with are the long shots of Renee out on the land reflecting. These shot celebrate the land the film was shot on, and celebrate the land Renee loves. It shows how land can be healing in the fact that this is what Renee does when she needs time away from a difficult situation, and the shots give us space as an audience the reflect and just spend time with the film instead of consuming the film.”

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI