Feminist Border Arts Film Festival

Visual AIDS: World AIDS Day – Day With(out) Art Video Program

Dr. Jonet and Dr. Williams are once again partnering with Marisa Sage, director of the University Art Museum, and Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video program brings together artists working across the world: Jorge Bordello (Mexico), Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), Las Indetectables (Chile), George Stanley Nsamba (Uganda), Lucía Egaña Rojas (Chile/Spain), and Charan Singh (India/UK). This year we will be supporting an online program, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Link to view video is below.

The program does not intend to give a comprehensive account of the global AIDS epidemic, but provides a platform for a diversity of voices from beyond the United States, offering insight into the divergent and overlapping experiences of people living with HIV around the world today. The six commissioned videos cover a broad range of subjects, such as the erasure of women living with HIV in South America, ineffective Western public health campaigns in India, and the realities of stigma and disclosure for young people in Uganda.

As the world continues to adapt to living with a new virus, COVID-19, these videos offer an opportunity to reflect on the resonances and differences between the two epidemics and their uneven distribution across geography, race, and gender.

To view the video program online, head to visualaids.org/transmissionsThe videos are available with English, French, Greek, Turkish, Spanish, and Polish subtitles, with Japanese coming soon.


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