Sunday September 28th, 2008 12:00 PM: AIDS JaaGO and Namakkal Experience
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Prarambha Santosh Sivan, 2007, India, Tamil with English subtitles, 14 minutes
Prarambha (The Beginning), directed by renowned cinematographer and director Santosh Sivan, features the South Indian Superstar Prabhudeva as a truck driver who discovers a little boy in the back of his van. The boy is on a journey to find his mother, who left him upon discovering that she was HIV positive. Prarambha is one of four short dramatic films by cutting-edge Indian directors Mira Nair, Vishal Bhardwaj, Santosh Sivan and Farhan Akhtar that aim to dismantle myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS.
Migration Mira Nair, 2007, India, Hindi with English subtitles, 18 minutes
Mira Nair's film, Migration, deals with AIDS as the great class leveler in society by following its transmission through interweaving stories linking urban and rural India. Shiney Ahuja plays a rural labourer who leaves his wife for work in Mumbai, where he gets mixed up in a dangerous triangle with a frustrated wife, performed by Sameera Reddy, and her closeted husband, played by Irfan Khan. Migration is one of four short dramatic films by cutting-edge Indian directors Mira Nair, Vishal Bhardwaj, Santosh Sivan and Farhan Akhtar that aim to dismantle myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS.
Blood Brothers Vishal Bhardwaj, 2007, India, Hindi with English subtitles, 19 minutes
Blood Brothers
Blood Brothers is directed by award-wining new wave director Vishal Bhardwaj (Omkara) and stars Siddhartha (Rang de Basanti) as a young man who gets a positive HIV diagnosis and allows his life to fall apart. Pankaj Kapoor plays his laconic doctor. Blood Brothers is one of four short dramatic films by cutting-edge Indian directors Mira Nair, Vishal Bhardwaj, Santosh Sivan and Farhan Akhtar that aim to dismantle myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS.



In addition to the AIDS JaaGO collection, we will screen Jyotis Hope, a short film produced by I-Tech. After the films, there will be a discussion lead by University of Washington School of Medicine students who have worked in the high HIV prevalence area of Namakkal, Tamil Nadu.

* Post film discussion with UW Med Students, I-Tech
Business/Organizational Program Sponsor:
AID India, Seattle (http://seattle.aidindia.org/)
Global Health Resource Center, Department of Global Health, University of Washington (http://depts.washington.edu/deptgh/ghrc)
I-Tech, International Training and Education Center on HIV (http://www.go2itech.org/)
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