This Is My Face (2018)
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
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.