The School of Media, Film and Journalism hosted a fascinating preview of Transmission: The Journey from AIDS to HIV on Wednesday, July 16 at Monash University’s MADA building at Caulfield.
Film director Staffan Hildebrand has collected film material, captured between 1986-2013, on HIV/AIDS. The film captures the difficulties during the 1980s and progresses to 2013, which highlights the improvements in HIV treatment and longevity.
Hildebrand answered questions after the preview, which highlighted the depth of work and its target audience for AIDS 2014.
Hildebrand has been filming the HIV/AIDS epidemic since 1986, and is the founder and producer of the Face of AIDS film archive housed at the prestigious Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Transmission: The Journey from AIDS to HIV was commissioned for AIDS 2014, the meeting of the International AIDS Society to be held in Melbourne, 21-25 July 2014.
This film is a centerpiece for the conference that will engage delegates, HIV/AIDS professionals and the general population by exploring how the Australian response was coordinated
across political and ideological boundaries and driven by the community but why today, young people continue to be at risk of HIV.
It introduces us to many of the characters who have been influential over the three decades of the fight against HIV and AIDS.
It contains original never before seen historical footage from the Face of AIDS archive, along with new interviews from contrasting countries in the Asia Pacific region and how there is the real possibility of the virtual elimination of the transmission of HIV, and the hope that a cure or vaccine might yet be found.
Yet there are still a range of challenges that need to be overcome.
The Face of AIDS film project raises important questions about the role of documentary and life stories in medical research.
Face of AIDS and HIV: an international film archive
The School of Media, Film and Journalism is proud to host a special preview of Transmission: The Journey…
Monash’s hidden boutique cinema
By Ye Yuan On the sixth floor of the B building, not accessible via the…
Remapping Indigenous Filmmaking
Dr Therese Davis and Dr Romaine Moreton present findings from their recently completed Screen Australia Research and Publication Partnership Program project and launch the new Australian Indigenous Film and Television Digital Bibliography.
Special screening of The Grandmaster
In a new special screening season, Monash University’s Film and Screen Studies presents The Grandmaster…
Monash cinema experts in Seattle
Three Monash Film and Screen Studies academics presented at the SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media…
Composing for the Australian screen
A public lecture by renowned Australian composer Mary Finsterer followed by a screening of the…
Cultural specificity in Indonesian film
David Hanan writes of his work on Indonesian film My work on Indonesian cinema has focused…
B is for Bad Cinema
Monash University’s Film and Screen Studies experts, Dr Claire Perkins and Associate Professor Con Verevis,…
Wigs, tans, boobs: American hustling for Oscars
“Some of this actually happened.” So reads the non-committal title card that precedes the opening scene of David O’Russell’s sixth feature, American Hustle (2013) – a film nominated for 10 Oscars at the 2014 Academy Awards.
Sinophone Cinemas rich in fascinating case studies
Monash University senior lecturer in Film and Screen Studies, Dr Olivia Khoo, has edited a…
Student-centred learning seminar
A seminar on student-centred learning – contemporary Malaysian and Australian perspective will be held on…
MFJ equips students for fast-changing world
Welcome to the new School of Media, Film and Journalism, part of the Arts Faculty…