HEARTACHE, HOPE & LIVING WITH HIV

POSITIVE WOMEN

 

ABOUT

Filmmaker Bex Devaraj and anthropologist Anne Lotter were given unique access to one of the biggest slums in Kampala, Uganda, where every day is a struggle for survival.

 

In this intimate film, six courageous women share their stories of heartache, hope and living with HIV.

 

From polygamous marriage, to being bewitched, to dreams of driving a car, this documentary gives a voice to a community who’ve never had one.

Credits

The Women - Agnes, Agnes, Justine, Loy, Sisi, Zula

Filmmaker - Rebecca Devaraj

Anthropologist & Associate Producer - Anne Lotter

Translation - Josephine Luwedde & Lilian Baker

REVIEWS

Moving, raw and utterly compelling.
By the end of this documentary you feel as if you’ve lived alongside these
six women

Andrea Ormsby

Video Journalist, BBC

The women’s honesty is heartbreaking. Every man should watch this sensitive and absorbing film

 

André Singer

President, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain

and Ireland

This is not a happily-ever-after film,
but one that —
like some of the best anthropology—leaves you both unsettled and hopeful

Liana Chua, Senior Lecturer

in Anthropology, Brunel University

 
 
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