The film Life, Above All based on a book called Chanda's Secret, will help you to understand what is meant by stigma. Life, Above All tells the story of a young girl who has to try to live a normal life amidst insecurity and instability. HIV is spreading in Chanda's South African township yet no one will talk about it. When her mother's illness becomes apparent, the community turns against Chanda's family.
Watch these clips from Life, Above All and then discuss how the stigma of HIV is represented. As these clips are subtitled we recommend you view them full screen.