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Accessibility in the 2021 Programme:
Films listed with this icon will have closed captions. Events listed with this icon will have live captioning.
Films and events listed with this icon will have audio description
Events listed with this icon will have BSL interpretation.
All films have English language subtitles available.
The 11 films in the main programme include closed captions. The films including closed captions are:
When You Listen, Nothing But the Sun, In a
Whisper, Never Look Back, Free Color, Light Sensitive Ages, Discovering Jose Padilla, Map of
Latin American Dreams, Maricarmen, Cinema Morocco, The Writer from a Country Without
The opening film Maricarmen includes audio description and closed captions.
The virtual photography exhibition includes audio description.
All Q&As following closed captioned films (Main Programme) will have BSL-English
Some Q&As will have live closed captions available.
HOH Subtitles are provided by Screen Language
BSL and language interpretation is kindly provided on a volunteer basis by students from the Languages and Intercultural Studies (LINCS) department at Heriot-Watt University.
Please contact if you have any other questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of our events.