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Pili (12A)


Mon 14 Aug 2400 - Thu 01 Jan 1970



£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*


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Pili (12A)

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Dir. Leanne Welham
83 mins | 2018 | UK
Swahili with English subtitles

Showing Times:

  • Sun 18 Nov: 4pm
  • Tue 20 Nov: 7.30pm – PRODUCER Q&A
  • Thu 22 Nov: 1.30pm


 The screening on Tue 20 Nov will be accompanied by a special Q&A with the film’s producer, Sophie Harman.

Three days to change your life. How much will you risk to do it?

Pili lives in rural Tanzania, working 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. All proceeds of this film post costs will go back to the village in Tanzania where it was shot.


Triple F-Rated:
Directed by a woman, written by a woman and starring a significant woman. 

F-Rating is a new rating for films directed by women, written by women and/or with significant female characters on screen, in their own right. Find out more here >>


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