Asian Cinema Fund 2018
2019 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
Embodied Chorus is a creative documentary following an HIV positive woman and a gay man who lived with HPV, on their journey towards resilience. They open a conversation, narrate their own stories and those of other individuals, going beyond the shame related to an STI experience in Lebanon. Raw images of intimate moments and visuals transmitting physical sensations and emotions replace words and Embodied Chorus becomes a research on how shame can be surpassed and a trauma is turned into a piece of art.
While the world continues to stay silent about sexually transmitted infections (STI) and people living with STI face fear of being judged, we are making a creative documentary that gives a voice to those who usually keep their stories to themselves. With Embodied Chorus, we open an artistic and sensual exploration of a taboo topic from within Lebanon. Living with an STI is a daily struggle, a trauma which we aim to transform into something beautiful.