This Is My Face (2018)

57 min

Director: Angélica Cabezas Pino

Countries of production: Chile - United Kingdom

Host Institution: The University of Manchester

Level of studies: PhD in Anthropology, Media and Performance

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This is My Face (Esta es Mi Cara)

In Chile, people living with HIV fear stigma, and often conceal their condition and remain silent about what they are going through. This is My Face explores what happens when a range of men living with the virus open up about the illness that changed their life trajectories. It follows a creative process whereby they produce photographic portraits that represent their (often painful) memories and feelings, a process which helps them challenge years of silence, shame, and misrepresentation. A lesson in the power of collaborative storytelling.

© 2019 CULTUREELS ethnographic film festival

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