Independent cinema in beautiful Purbeck

Pili  (2018) 

1hr 25 min, Certificate 12

Wednesday 4 September 2019, 7.30 pm
Langton Matravers' Village Hall

This month we serve up the arts with an agricultural marinade by presenting a joint event alongside Langton Matravers Allotment Association with the added bonus of light refreshments on sale from 6.45pm. The filmmakers are donating  all the profits made from the film to the Tanzanian community involved. Any made by our showing, will go to the local allotment association, thus benefiting one of our local communities. You are welcome to stay after the film for further refreshments and a chat. And now for the story. An academic, Dr Sophie Harman, and director, Leanne Welham, have teamed up to produce this film highlighting the everyday struggles of women living with HIV in Tanzania. Armed with a shoestring budget of £75,000 and only one trained actor, they made a film that shines a spotlight on challenges faced by women living with this disease. It’s set in the small village of Miono in the north east of the country and tells the story of Pili, a young woman whose husband refused to be tested for HIV following her diagnosis, instead leaving her alone to provide for two young children. Pili, fearful of sharing her HIV-positive status with friends, struggles to raise enough money to open a market kiosk while also looking after her children and her health. A powerful and barely fictionalised story with an incredible message. In Swahili with English subtitles. In Swahili with English subtitles.

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Tickets £5 on the door. Doors open at 7pm - come early to avoid disappointment.

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