In 2012, there were between 32.2 million–38.8 million people living with HIV across the globe. Through a mix of short films and documentaries we explore the lived experience of HIV today, moving from stigma to overcoming challenges and hope for the future.
Screenings will be followed by a Q&A session with Alison Irving at WaverleyCare and Rosemary Morgan at School of Social and Political Science in the University of Edinburgh.
The Story of a Girl Project is a unique series of films, which narrates subtly the storytellings of HIV positive-women from around the globe. Self-filmed with narrative professional filmmaking, the project explores nuance of epidemic by focusing on the people behind the epidemy than the disease where datas cannot found.
The Lifeboat Project is a web-documentary that focuses on the experiences of families living in Europe as they come to terms with HIV/AIDS. Here, a story of a married Dutch couple, Piet and Mirjam, affected by HIV, talk about their experiences of wanting, having and loving their children. Illustrating how love and dreams can play such a vital role in human strength and the desire for new beginnings.
Nyumbani, a Kenyan-based charity, have developed a visionary solution to the legacy of HIV/AIDS in Kenya.Through the love of a Catholic Sister and the charity she set up, this documentary shows us how Nyumbani has helped thousands of orphaned children to refill the gap left by previous generations wiped out by this disease in a tough country where HIV is still a taboo.
The award-winning filmmaker and Emmy-nominated cinematographer, Aaron Kopp describes an amazing group of people living on a small sustainable farm in Swaziland, the country with the world’s highest HIV/AIDS rate. This documentary paints a serene portrait of the women and children who are, in their own small way, turning the epidemiological tide.
The stories of beautiful children from India. Children who are living with HIV or have been orphaned by AIDS. These are the abandoned and malnourished street kids, the sons and daughters of sex workers and the victims of human trafficking. Shot in Pune, India at a place called Santvana (which means comforter), a home run by Dr Lalita Edwards.