How to Tell a Secret

Expanding on his acclaimed theatre project Rapids, Shaun Dunne and co-director Anna Rodgers have crafted a powerful and poignant hybrid documentary reflecting on what it means to live with HIV in contemporary Ireland. From gay men and migrant women to artists and activists, the film’s vast range of contributors each speak publicly about their HIV status for the first time, addressing complex issues around secrecy, disclosure, stigma, and advocacy in unique and surprising ways.

A rich tapestry of traditional documentary filmmaking, performance art, and poetic monologues, this is a formally ambitious and oftentimes experimental film; but never does its style overshadow the content nor detract from the immediacy of its subject matter. The film ultimately reveals truth, insight, and, perhaps most importantly, hope.

Screening followed by a talk moderated by AIDS Vancouver featuring Wayne Campbell, Rob Lamoureux, and Scott Broderick.

Wayne Campbell is the  Community Programs Coordinator at AIDS Vancouver and has been working in the HIV field since 1986 and living with HIV since 1991. He has been involved with a number of HIV causes through the years.

Rob Lamoureux and Scott Broderick are both HIV-positive Peer Navigators with AIDS Vancouver who work with newly diagnosed patients and help patients follow-up and reconnect with healthcare. Both have taught others methods to disclose or share their HIV-status.

Live autocaptioning will be used during the pre-screening announcements and talk.