Ts’oaranang – Holding Hands 00:18:00

Four girls meet up to make a film together. “What is the film going to be about?” “HIV testing and what else?”, they ask. “Fear of rejection, discrimination and stigma,” Mantsoboi answers. Mantsoboi was born with HIV. She is determined not to let her status hold her back. “Anyone who is scared to get tested, has problems”, she says.

The girls agree that testing is very important but also scary. “Why are boys particularly scared of testing? Perhaps because they are physically strong but emotionally weak?”

Looking for answers, the girls visit a testing centre. As Mantsoboi holds her friend’s hand, Itumeleng builds up her courage to get tested. A short film about the importance and courage to know your HIV status.

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