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.
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