Film screening: Pili

20 February 2018, 5.00 PM - 20 February 2018, 7.00 PM

0A1 Priory Rd Complex

The Gender Research Centre is hosting a screening of ‘Pili’ and a discussion with the producer Dr Sophie Harman.

Date: 20 February 2018

Time: 17:00-19:00

Location: Room 0A1, A Block

Watch the trailer here.

Film synopsis: Pili lives in rural Tanzania, working in the fields for less than $1 a day to feed her two children and struggling to manage her HIV-positive status in secret. When she is offered the chance to rent a sought-after market-stall, Pili is desperate to have it. But with only two days to get the deposit together, Pili is forced to make increasingly difficult decisions with ever-deepening consequences. How much will she risk to change her life?

This film is a unique collaboration between the film-makers and women in the film. The story is based on their stories, the cast features only one trained actor, 70% of the cast are HIV+, and all locations such as the AIDS clinics are real.

Dr Sophie Harman (Queen Mary University of London), who produced the film, will be introducing the film and answering the questions after it.

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