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Pili 12 rating

An HIV+ mother has a chance to turn her life around when she's offered a market stall, in Leanne Welham's extraordinary drama.

Drama 2018 81 mins

Director: Leanne Welham



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?

A unique collaboration between British filmmaker Leanne Welham and the women in the film, Pili is based on stories from the lives of its cast members (70% of whom are HIV+ themselves) and all locations such as the AIDS clinics are real.