HEARTACHE, HOPE & LIVING WITH HIV
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.
The Women - Agnes, Agnes, Justine, Loy, Sisi, Zula
Filmmaker - Rebecca Devaraj
Anthropologist & Associate Producer - Anne Lotter
Translation - Josephine Luwedde & Lilian Baker
Moving, raw and utterly compelling.
By the end of this documentary you feel as if you’ve lived alongside these
Video Journalist, BBC
The women’s honesty is heartbreaking. Every man should watch this sensitive and absorbing film
President, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain
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