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Being an HIV-positive, being a girl : Power contradictions in Looking for Busi
creator
NDC
Peace Science
Society
abstract
Southern Africa is the region worst affected by HIV/AIDS in the world, and there have been multi-sectored projects to contain the epidemic. Steps for the future, an HIV/AIDS film project, is unique in that it produces and distributes films concerning individuals, families, communities facing HIV/AIDS in the region. The present paper discusses one of the Steps films, Looking for Busi, a South-Africa documentary film about an HIV-positive teenage girl coming to terms with herself. Part 1 considers application of arts in HIV/AIDS campaigns. While what are called campaign arts are didactic enough to present a series of solutions to the HIV/AIDS problem, the Steps films, and Looking for Busi in paticular, avoid solving contradictions in their HIV-inflicted society and represent the contradictions as such. Part 2 analyzes how Looking for Busi deals with social contradictions. First, it clarifies power relations represented in the film in terms of kinship structure, class and gender. Then, it discusses how the fils, by failing as a Bildungsroman, demonstrates the impossibility of pprescribing a set of solutions to social contradictions.
journal title
Bulletin of the Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University. III, Studies in culture and the humanities
volume
Volume 14
start page
89
end page
116
date of issued
2005
publisher
広島大学総合科学部
issn
0918-7782
ncid
SelfDOI
language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
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