In honor of World AIDS Day, "It's Not Over", a feature length documentary film by award-winning film maker Andrew Jenks and is made possible by the MAC Aids Fund, the charitable arm of MAC Cosmetics, offers the global audience an inspiring look at how young people today are facing the challenges of HIV. I have seen a few films - local and international - that showcase lives of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, but rarely it is in popular culture especially in the contemporary times that there is a personal or inspiring story (see how the the docu is even titled) that humanizes this issue. I saw one quote recently that says " HIV/AIDS has no boundaries" and while still, a lot of people see this disease as only from the eighties or a "gay disease", there is a need to solve these misconceptions, single-faced representations and the fact that there is lack of talk or words about this to end this epidemic. Knowing is winning. But also, communicating this, especially to the youth, which is over 30% of all new infections, according to research, can eventually lead to an AIDS-free generation. And the film targets that by illustrating a deeply personal and uplifting story of three young people from different parts of the world who are living with or affected by HIV in vastly different, yet astonishingly inter-connected ways.
Source and Photos: MAC AIDS FUND
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