Finding out: The Challenges of Growing up with HIV

HIV today is easily treatable. Yet for many young people finding out they are HIV positive creates a crisis, separating them from friends and family.  This is the first of a series of three films looking at the challenges facing young people with HIV. It explores how fear based prevention campaigns and teaching at school impact their lives. It asks why young people living with HIV who attend peer support groups are given one set of information about the virus, while their non-positive peers are given very different information. It also explores the mental images they create of the HIV virus. The narrator is a film-maker who grew up in the UK with HIV, and travels to Africa to hear the stories of other young people. The project was produced by Picturing Health, a UK based non profit which works in partnership with organisations in Africa and elsewhere to produce health related films. It was funded by PENTA - Child Health, a European research collaboration.

  • Tom Gibb
    Director
  • Tom Gibb
    Writer
  • Danny Germain
    Writer
  • Nadine Ammon
    Producer
  • Ariel Pena
    Producer
  • James Chanika
    Producer
  • Danny Germain
    Camera work
  • Tom Gibb
    Camera work
  • Ariel Pena
    Camera work
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Malawi
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Tom Gibb