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Synopsis

Pili lives in rural Tanzania, working in the fields for less than $1 a day to feed her two children and struggling to manage her HIV-positive status in secret.
When she is offered the chance to rent a sought-after market-stall, Pili is desperate to have it. But with only two days to get the deposit together, Pili is forced to make increasingly difficult decisions with ever-deepening consequences.
How much will she risk to change her life?
This film is a unique collaboration between the film-makers and women in the film. The story is based on their stories, the cast features only one trained actor, 70% of the cast are HIV+, and all locations such as the AIDS clinics are real.

http://notanotheraidsfilm.com

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
80 mins
Format
HD
Director
Leanne Welham 1st Feature
Producer
Sophie Harman
Executive Producer
Sophie Harman, Leanne Welham
Editor
Kant Pan
Screenwriter
Leanne Welham
Director of Photography
Craig Dean Devine
Sound
Tom Osborn, Thomas Jenkins
Music
Shaa, Peter Msechu
Principal Cast
Bello Rashid, Sekujua Rashid, Mwanaidi Omari Sefi, Sesilia Florian Kilimila, Siwazurio Mchuka, Nkwabi Elias Nghangasamala
Story by
Sophie Harman, Leanne Welham
Camera Assistant
Gary Long
Film Image
©Craig Dean Devine/ Sophie Harman

Production Company

Leanne Welham
leannewelham@gmail.com

Pili - The Film
c/o Dr Sophie Harman
School of Politics and International Relations
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London
E1 4NS
s.harman@qmul.ac.uk
http://www.politics.qmul.ac.uk