GenerationsHIV.org – the new Digital Quilt

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GenerationsHIV.org, a new website for films about HIV & AIDS, was launched today.  The founders, Marc Smolowitz and Jörg Fockele, hope that it will become become the most comprehensive video platform on the internet about HIV and AIDS.

5th June every year marks the anniversary of the first time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publicly acknowledged the virus in 1981, admitting that a handful of gay men in Los Angeles had pneumocystis pneumonia – the first official recognition of what would later be called AIDS.

Marc and Jörg created a ‘story booth’ which they brought around many cities in the US to record PLWHIV’s individual stories about HIV and AIDS.  The results, as they say, were staggering, people were hugely moved and there will soon be upwards of 1,000 individual stories on GenerationsHIV.org.

Read the full story of how it came about here, or click below to see the powerful trailer for Marc’s upcoming film “Desert Migration” about PLWHIV:

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