Campillo is a gay man, who, at the peak of the AIDS crisis, took a few years off to work full-time against the scourge. Born in Morocco, he just may be in part of Arab descent. I do not know whether he has in his intimate life taken on the role of exploiter or exploited, or both, but he is obviously acquainted with the dynamics involved. His informed take on marginalization is extremely affecting. He has the audience in the palm of his hand.
February 27, 2015