Monday 5th August

Act Up Ireland: United & Angrier Than Ever

ACT UP IRELAND: UNITED & ANGRIER THAN EVER

Monday 5th August

1:30pm

Light House Cinema

In an era of negative headlines, first the good news: We’re living in age where U=U, where people living with HIV and on regular treatment cannot pass on the virus to their partner, and across the continent of Europe, HIV is on the decline.

What’s more, with greater access and availability of PrEP, HIV is truly a preventable disease.

 

But Ireland is bucking this trend. With the total number of recent diagnoses spiking in recent years, a staggering 59% of new diagnoses are among those of men between the age of 25-34. If HIV is no longer considered a killer, has complacency become one instead? A new branch of ACT UP Ireland is addressing this head on through education, advocacy, speaking truth to power — and just plainly speaking the truth.

We present HIV/AIDS activism on film, from the 1980s to the present day, followed by an important panel of activists to discuss where we are and what needs to be done. SMcG.

Presented in Partnership with Act Up Dublin and GCN.

Film Programme:

LOVE & SUPPRESSION

Samuel Foxton, 2017, 4’

SNOW JOB: THE MEDIA HYSTERIA OF AIDS

Barbara Hammer, 1986, 7’

DIVA TV: LIKE A PRAYER

Catherine Gund, 1991, 29’

BECOMING CHERRIE

Nicky Larkin, 2019, 11’

Speakers:

Lisa Connell

(Activist & GCN Editor)

Will St. Leger

(ACT UP Dublin)

Brian Mullin

(Activist and Playwright)

Greg Owen

(IWantPrEPNow founder)

Monica Pearl

(original ACT UP member)

Purchase tickets here.

© 2017 GAZE International LGBT Film Festival / Designed - redmanAKA

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