Paper House Films introduces:

The Lifeboat Project

HIV: Daring To Share

An online documentary film project that deals with the stigma surrounding families affected by HIV/AIDS.


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We are a small team of documentary filmmakers who have been making films in the HIV positive community for three years now. Many families keep an HIV diagnosis secret and don’t dare to share it with others. Our films give families a chance to express what that feels like and to talk about the taboo subjects of sex, parenthood and raising children in an HIV positive home. These films are being screened at conferences, in international documentary film festivals, broadcast on television or shown as part of curated new media exhibitions and educational programmes.

In September 2008, The Lifeboat Project was selected to participate in the Digital Pioneers Academy in The Netherlands. The Academy is part of Knowledgeland (, an independent Dutch think-tank based in Amsterdam. Founded in 1999, its mission is to help establish the Netherlands as one of the key regions in the international knowledge economy. Our team won second prize in the final pitch sessions and is now beginning work on our first phase website.

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