How to Tell a Secret
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How to Tell a Secret


How to Tell a Secret

How to Tell a Secret

Sun 12 Nov 1:30 PM

The Capitol
Allocated Seating
Unclassified 15+
99 Mins | Ireland
Proudly sponsored by Thorne Harbour Health


How to Tell a Secret is a ground-breaking documentary exploring stigma, silence and the struggles of coming out as HIV positive in contemporary Ireland. Although protease inhibitors revolutionised treatment since 1997, many (far too many) young men continue to endure ignorance perpetuated by a conservative Irish society. A true hybrid of documentary fusing theatre and film, it weaves real-life narratives with a powerful call to action for the compelling (U=U) campaign: “Undetectable = Untransmittable,” HIV transmission can be halted.

Examining trauma, ignorance and the pain of coming out as HIV positive with tenderness, it spearheads a cultural shift, serving as a powerful catalyst for change. In turn challenging global health architecture and confronting inherent racism, the film’s a testament to the transformative power of sharing secrets and the resilience of those who refuse to be silenced.

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