Cin/Vid/Com puts on event showcasing life with HIV and AIDS
By Chris Pike
Next Wednesday the Cinema, Video & Communications department will be showing several short films about young peoples’ experiences living with HIV.
“We’ve got six films in total,” Kim Simard of the Cin/Vid/Com department said, “[the films] are done in more of a art house and experimental style.” The films are being shown in collaboration with AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) and Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE).
Wednesday Dec 1 is also the 23 annual World AIDS Day. This year’s theme for World AIDS Day is Universal Access to Human Rights, a plea many people who live with the stigma of HIV and AIDS live with everyday.
There will also be the VIHsion Film Festival this coming Friday and Saturday at Théatre Ste-Catherine, which is also being done in collaboration with ACCM. The films will be shown at the Dawson ampitheatre (located at 4C.1) between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.