This is My Face

57 minutes / Colour / 2018
Directed by
Angélica Cabezas Pino

Anthropologist Angélica Cabezas Pino

Country of production Chile

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.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest Student

Language and subtitles Spanish

Location(s) depicted Chile

Region South America

Country Chile

Keywords LGBTQI* Participatory / Collaborative methods Health / Health care / Healing Gender Role and Identity Film / Photography / Mass media Memory Life Story / Life History Art / Artists / Artisans

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