Pili + Q&A

Social realist film Pili breaks down barriers

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Pili lives in rural Tanzania, working the fields for less than $2 a day, struggling to feed her two children and manage her HIV+ status in secret. When she is offered the chance to rent a sought-after market stall Pili is desperate to take it, but the shortness of time to get the deposit together forces her to make difficult decisions with ever-deepening consequences.  How much will she risk to change her life?

Pili is the first ever social realist feature film to focus on women living with HIV in East Africa. It is one of the few films made in Africa that features an ensemble female cast and that uses almost entirely non-actors.  70% of the women in the film are HIV positive.  The film's director, Leanne Welham, and producer, Sophie Harman, join us for a Q&A afterwards.


Film Information

83 mins

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