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Transgender Film Festival

Submitted by Dr Terrence R Carney

Transgender Film Festival invites you to join South Africa’s QUILTBAG initiative for an informative seminar and film festival mainly focused on transgender concerns. The event is free of charge, however booking is essential.


Date: 7 & 8 October 2016
Venue: Dr Miriam Makeba Auditorium
UNISA, Muckleneuck Campus
Bookings: https://quiltbag.eventsmart.com


8 October 2016

08h30 Welcoming Prof SP van Zyl
08h45 Keynote address Justice Edwin Cameron

Paper presentations

  • 09h30 Prof Beschara Karam (University of South Africa) Trans representation in film
  • 10h00 Mr Thomas Olver (Private) A failure to translate
  • 10h30 Dr Amritesh Singh (University of South Africa) A pair of homosexual lovers: Bhansali’s Ram-Leela and Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet
  • 11h00 Prof Deidre Byrne (University of South Africa) The uses and abuses of tragedy: some thoughts about lesbian film
  • 11h30 Dr Ernst van der Wal (University of Stellenbosch) Body of/in work: Filmic activism and the representation of trans sex workers
  • 12h00 Light lunch
  • 12h45 Dr Anastacia Tomson (Private) Understanding transgender identity
  • 13h20 Prof Michael Pepper (University of Pretoria) Gender and sexual diversity
  • 14h00 Prof Gerhard Lindeque (University of Pretoria) Surgical aspects of gender reassignment
  • 14h40 Dr Tanja Kemp (University of Pretoria) Hormone treatment of transgender patients
  • 15h20 Dr Gerhard Grobler (Steve Biko Academic Hospital) Gender dysphoria / incongruence and mental health
  • 15h50 Dr TR Carney – Closure
  • 18h00 Cocktail function
  • 18h50 Welcoming QUILTBAG organising committee
  • 19h00 Opening of festival Germaine de Larch
  • 19h45 Screening of Tomboy

8 October 2016

Dr Miriam Makeba Auditorium – University of South Africa

  • 13h00 Screening of The Danish Girl (2015)
    Brief film analysis and Q&A
  • 15h20 Screening of Southern Comfort (2001)
    Brief film analysis and Q&A
  • 17h20 Screening of Venus Boyz (2002)
    Brief film analysis and Q&A
  • 19h30 Screening of Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen (2008)
    Brief film analysis and Q&A
  • 21h10 Surprise Classic film screening