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Visible and invisible trauma: locating AIDS within a gendered framework in Darrell James Roodt’s Yesterday

Visible and invisible trauma: locating AIDS within a gendered framework in Darrell James Roodt’s Yesterday

Tran, Danielle (2016) Visible and invisible trauma: locating AIDS within a gendered framework in Darrell James Roodt’s Yesterday. Safundi, 17 (4). pp. 434-446. ISSN 1753-3171 (Print), 1543-1304 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/17533171.2016.1223615)

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Abstract

Darrell James Roodt's Academy Award Nominated 2006 movie Yesterday explores how problematic gender dynamics in contemporary South Africa can influence the ways in which the issue of HIV/AIDS is perceived and dealt with socially. The film portrays the complex relationship between HIV/AIDS and identity as one that is both personal and public. Through the dramatization of a couple's experience of living with HIV/AIDS, Roodt's film considers a way in which the epidemic can be structured – through the framework of a gendered narrative. The film's portrayal of Yesterday's journey underlines how this narrative is filled with silences, a fear to disclose, and the blaming and punishment of the female as a scapegoat for HIV/AIDS.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: AIDS, gender, South Africa, stigma, trauma, film
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Greenwich Research into Innovative Pedagogies (GRIP)
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 00:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/18939

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