Birds of Paradise (2019) [Short]

Switzerland (MIFF 2020 )

A heterosexual woman recounts her journey after being diagnosed HIV-positive in the 80s.

Birds of Paradise is an intimate, inviting account of one woman’s battle with HIV, told in her own words. Primarily taking the form of disembodied commentary while flipping through a photo album, this DOK Leipzig–premiering film uses snapshots as jigsaw pieces to build a micro-history of illness, motherhood and self-love – and of illness as a manifestation of nature.

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