Pandemic: Facing AIDS Directed by Rory Kennedy, 2003
Rarely have we seen such unique and personal stories of people living with AIDS than in this highly acclaimed film from award-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy. Narrated by Danny Glover, this theatrical version of the five-part HBO series goes beyond the statistics to tell five remarkable stories from across the globe, revealing the heartaches and triumphs of real people coping with the stigma and effects of this devastating epidemic. From people like Sergei and Lena (Russia), young parents whose previous drug use has left them HIV-positive, to Alex (Brazil), a 27-year-old gay man who is trying to rebuild his health and get back to living a full and productive life, their stories are both heartbreaking and uplifting, providing a window into a world that so many of us have never fully understood. With an intimacy and sensitivity unparalleled by any other account of the AIDS crisis to date, there is no question that PANDEMIC: FACING AIDS is a “must-see” film for all.