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Positive: Life with HIV (1995)

Four one hour television programs that focus on the impact of AIDS in the various communities most affected by the epademic. The series combines documentary, animation, performance, dance, ... See full summary »

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Four one hour television programs that focus on the impact of AIDS in the various communities most affected by the epademic. The series combines documentary, animation, performance, dance, experimental work and fiction to create a dynamic magazine style. Written by Anonymous

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An outstanding documentary on living with HIV in the 90's.
24 November 1998 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

This four hour long program is the best documentary on living with AIDS/HIV that I have ever seen. It is poignant, moving, funny, striking, uplifting and memorable. The documentary combines interviews, skits, animation, music, songs, poems, and dance by/for/about people living with HIV/AIDS.

Positive: Life with HIV doesn't fall into the usual traps of such documentaries. It neither become too clinical nor too sentimental and is never boring. There are interviews with gay men, straight men, children, parents, lesbians, straight women, wives, husbands, doctors, nurses, health care providers, spiritual leaders, and more.

The four sections of the program are each an hour long: Identity, Community, Care, and Fighting for Our Lives. Each segment is interesting and watchable. This program is appropriate for and effective for people of any age and any walk of life.

"Educational, entertaining, and informative" are cliches for documentaries, but this one is all of that and much much more.


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