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How to Tell a Secret

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A powerfully moving hybrid documentary tackling the stigma people living with HIV face when disclosing their status in present-day Ireland.

Winner of Best Documentary Film at the Irish Film Festival London, this experimental feature allows its subjects to discuss their experiences living with HIV and come out on screen, some for the very first time. With accounts from queer people, activists, drag performers and migrant women, as well as a stellar cast of actors portraying people who wished to remain anonymous, this unconventional film uses genre-blurring storytelling techniques to give a voice to a community so often overlooked.

This screening includes a special Q&A with subjects of the film, Robbie Lawlor and Enda McGrattan.

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  • Best Documentary, Irish Film Festival London 2022

“Beautifully made, there has never been a project like it. Essential viewing.”

Sunday Independent

About How to Tell a Secret
  • Community

    Gay Men Queer
  • Director

    Anna Rodgers Shaun Dunne
  • Cast

    Robbie Lawlor Enda McGrattan Shaun Dunne Eva-Jane Gaffney Lauren Larkin Jade Jordan
  • Producer

    Zlata Filipović
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: Invisible Thread Films
  • Program Strand

    QueerDOC
  • Blurb Writer

    Rolmar Baldonado
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Mon, Feb 20, 7:00pm

Dendy Cinemas Newtown
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