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.
http://film.britishcouncil.org/pili

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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