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Seeing the Unseen

5th March, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free – £2.00
Seeing the Unseen Film Still. Credit: @unseenautism

It’s time for the world to see the unseen.

Seeing the Unseen, Thursday 5th March, 5pm to 7.30pm, £2/Free


Seeing the Unseen Film Still. Credit: @unseenautism
Seeing the Unseen Film Still. Credit: @unseenautism

This powerful and poetic documentary portrays the role autism plays in the lives of 17 Icelandic women, and asks why autistic women and girls have remained invisible in society for so long. Answers are offered in the words of the women themselves, and through the insight of specialists experienced in working with autistic women and girls. Seeing the Unseen also looks at how a lack of understanding and proper support negatively affects the wellbeing of these women and their families; autistic women are gifted individuals with many talents that can be of value to society if they are given the chance to share them.

The Scottish Women’s Autism Network will introduce the film and lead a Q and A after the screening.

“As an autistic woman, I really loved the film and felt it portrayed the invisible challenges faced by autistic women really well and the way we are expected to ‘mask’ on a daily basis in order to be able to meet other people’s expectations and to appear neurotypical (non-autistic)” – Aileen, GWL Volunteer. Our Front of House Volunteer Aileen writes about the importance of this film in her blog post here.

Event Times

Please feel free to take breaks during the screening using the adjoining space

5pm: Teas, coffees and refreshments

5.15pm: Introduction by Catriona Stewart from the Scottish Women’s Autism Network

5.30pm: Film screening

6.50pm: Break

7pm: Q and A session with Catriona Stewart

7.30pm: Event finishes and Library closes

Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2020.

For more information on accessing the building, lighting, photos of the spaces and the schedule of the event, please use our guide: Information for Seeing the Unseen Screening


This event is now fully booked. To add your name to the waiting list, please email emily.ilett@womenslibrary.org.uk

This event is open to all and there are two ticket options: a £2 ticket and a Free ticket. If a ticket price of £2 is in any way a barrier to you attending this event please choose a Free ticket. We also offer a Free ticket if you are a Friend of GWL. Please book online below or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.


This film is in Icelandic with English subtitles. For more information on accessing the building, lighting, photos of the spaces and the schedule of the event, please use our guide:
Information for Seeing the Unseen Screening (PDF)
Information for Seeing the Unseen Screening (Word Document)

Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available. For paid events free companion tickets are available.

Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.

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Seeing the Unseen – official Trailer from Bjarney Ludviksdottir on Vimeo.


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5th March, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free – £2.00
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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Glasgow Women’s Library
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0141 550 2267