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World Premiere TRANSMISSION: The journey from AIDS to HIV

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A FACE OF AIDS PRODUCTION, IN ASSOCIATION WITH PACIFIC FRIENDS OF THE GLOBAL FUND AND BURNET INSTITUTE are proudly supporting the World Premiere of this engaging film.

The film is being shown in the lead-in to the 20th International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2014.

TICKETS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Book online by clicking here. No promotional code is necessary.

World-renowned Swedish documentary filmmaker, Staffan Hildebrand captures the profound changes spanning the past three decades in Australia’s and Cambodia’s response to the AIDS epidemic in this unique production.

The film depicts how these two contrasting countries built their successful responses to HIV/AIDS through the personal accounts of AIDS activists and young people living with HIV in Melbourne, Sydney, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Community is a key focus of the film, reflecting the vital and central role that community played in the Australian and Cambodian response from the very beginning of the epidemic.

Awarded a Fullbright Scholarship in 1968, Staffan made his first documentary radio feature on American youth culture. He was inspired to buy a film camera and a year later was appointed as a Far East Correspondent based in Bangkok for the Swedish National Television News, covering the last four years of the Vietnam war, filming in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia between 1971-75.

In 1983, he directed his first full-length feature movie, ‘G’, about youth, drugs, love and rock´n’ roll, which became an immediate big box office hit. His two further feature films, ‘Nights of Stockholm’ (1987) and ‘Someone to love’ (1990), also achieved box office success. Staffan also directed a drama documentary for the United Nations, ‘Global Youth’, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations in 1995.

In 1986, Staffan made his first documentary on HIV/AIDS for the National Swedish AIDS Commission. The film was selected as the Official Opening Film, “Crossover – The Global Impact of AIDS” to the IV International AIDS Conference in Stockholm in 1988.

Since then, Staffan’s films have featured regularly at International AIDS Conferences and more than 800 hours of unedited film material from 1986-2014 is now housed in the Face of AIDS film archive at the Karolinska Institutet University Library in Stockholm, Sweden.

Date & Time

Thursday, 17 July, 2014
7:30 PM AEST

Venue

The National Theatre
20 Carlisle St
St Kilda Victoria

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Tickets

Ticket available to the public via the National Theatre link (see below). http://venue.nationaltheatre.org.au/?page=buy_tickets_online&id=302 No promotional code is necessary.

Red Carpet 7.30pm. Screening 7.45pm.

Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Stephanie Luketic

Marketing and Events Officer

Telephone

+61385062362

Email

stephanie.luketic@burnet.edu.au