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Leandro Goddinho | Brasil, Germany 2017 | 15 Min. | OmeU

Saturday, 05.05.2018, 4.30 pm tickets
De France | Saal 1


This film is nominated for the ETHNOCINECA Student Shorts Award (ESSA).

Screened together with Between us and Apnoe.


Since the 80's, HIV became a stigma within the LGBTQ+ community. In a digital era, four Brazilians have created Youtube Channels to talk openly about their HIV status, in a very positive way. They are digital activists trying to spread a new message about how it is to live with the virus, showing HIV is no longer a death sentence. Sharing their daily lives they have created an online community where people feel safe to interact, learn, share their knowledge, worries, and doubts about the subject matter that is still a taboo. Positive Youtubers - A Machinima Documentary, is a student film all made with footage material recorded from the computer desktop screen as a final semester project of Digital Anthropology discipline within the Master of Arts in Media and Visual Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin.


Brazilian filmmaker based in Berlin. Director of 7 short films totaling more than 80 awards in Film Festivals. His fiction short film Piscina (Pool) won 33 Awards, being selected for more than 100 Festivals around the world. In 2015 he was selected to the German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to research and develop a documentary project about homophobia, called "The World is round so that nobody can hide in the corners". Currently is attending a Master in Media and Visual Anthropology at Freie Universität-Berlin holding a DAAD Scholarship


  • 29th New York LGBT Film Festival – New Fest /USA – Oct/2017
  • 3rd Warsaw Ave Film festival – Cincinnati /USA – Oct/2017
  • 10th Human Rights Short Film Festival – Entretodos! /Brazil – Nov/2017
  • 25th Mix Brasil Film Festival – São Paulo /Brazil – Nov/2017
  • 4th FICAE – Diseases Int. Short Film and Art Festival – Valencia /Spain – Feb/2018
  • 30th MIX New York International Film Festival /USA – March/2018
  • 41st Grenzland Filmtage – Selb /Germany – April/2018

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