Colin Campbell

1990, 18:00 minutes, colour, English


Skin is not a documentary, but an evocative and moving dramatization of women coming to terms with the pandemic that is AIDS. Skin is an 18 minute film that focuses on women and AIDS. The metaphoric voice of the skin provides a counterpoint as four women talk about how AIDS has disrupted their lives. Brenda and Hedde courageously address the isolation and stigma of their personal lives when they go public as People Living With AIDS (PLWAs). Ann and Lucille confront (through each other), the complex social, cultural and medical agendas surrounding women and AIDS. In Skin, women speak powerfully and urgently of their experience with AIDS, their voices breaking through the silence of neglect created by the media.

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