5:30-6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. Private Screening of “Positively Beautiful”*
7:00 -7:45 p.m. Panelists
7:45-8:00 p.m. Q&A
In South Africa five strangers facing shame and potential death from AIDS form an unlikely friendship. It transforms them from ordinary citizens to extraordinary activists. They struggle against stigma and fear; suicide and isolation. At the height of the epidemic they form a network for people living with HIV. As friends and family die, and leaders deny the existence of HIV, they fight harder. Fifteen years later, against all odds, they are still alive. Their friendship becomes a remarkable story: a quiet victory of meaningful, beautiful lives in an evolving South Africa. It gives strength in their struggles: of having children, fighting cancer, and being lesbian in South Africa. Positively Beautiful is a story about life and love in the age of HIV.
* This is a private screening of this amazing film. There will be an opportunity to share your feedback with the filmmaker!
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