Up the Hills; Down the Valley – a film about indigenous women living with HIV in Vietnam

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Subtitles: English
Produced by: Minority Rights Group, the Medical Committee Netherlands – Vietnam and Soul Rebel Films.
Runtime: 17.30 mins
Funder: European Union

Winner – Best documentary about poverty and sustainable development, Tierra di Tutti Film Festival, Bologna, Italy

La and Tương, two indigenous women of Tai ethnicity from a mountainous area in the northwest of Vietnam, are living with HIV. The film documents their story – from the brink of death after infection by their drug-addicted husbands, through to their blossoming, with the encouragement of a local support group, as strong, independent women who earn a living and support their families.

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EUThis film is funded by the European Union. This content is the sole responsibility of Minority Rights Group International and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

Filed Under: Films, Health, Vietnam
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