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
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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
Including a recorded Q&A with Director, Vishal Jugdeo
Following a screening of Does Your House Have Lions co-hosted by CAMPLE LINE and GAMIS as part of Govanhill International Festival 2022, co-Director Vishal Jugdeo spoke with artist Nat Lall and took questions from the audience.
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