Positive Youth

Positive Youth is a documentary which follows four HIV-positive youth (late teens to 27) in four different North American cities in Cinema vérité style. Growing up in the 1980s and 90s we were hammered with terrifying statistics of HIV/AIDS. Thirty years in, we are still learning. What education do youth receive now and why is the youth transmission rate still the highest? We have seen retrospective documentaries on the AIDS crisis and interviews with survivors but what about the positive youth of today? This energetic documentary features accessible and inspirational individuals and the often-rocky road that they've traveled to get here. Each of the four subjects present a dynamic perspective on the reality of living positive today. Medical and psychological experts weigh in to provide up-to-date facts and a historical context to the reality of living positively--and these dynamic youth inspire beyond their years to bring us their stories of unparalleled bravery.

Screening followed by a Panel Discussion with subjects from the film in attendance.


Why We Ride: The Story of AIDS/LifeCycle dir Erick Stoll, Chse Whiteside 2012 USA 13 min
Each year, more than 2,500 participate in a bicycle ride from SF to LA in order to raise money for the fight against HIV/AIDS. This film tells the story of this emotional journey.

Co-presented by:
San Francisco Public Library - Office of Children & Youth Services

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