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United in Anger: A History of ACT UP - screening in Edinburgh, free invitation
Posted on: May 15 2014, 10:08 am

Posted on behalf of Dan Glass:
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A free screening of the feature-length award-winning documentary - 

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Utilizing oral histories of members of ACT UP, as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect.

"United in Anger is clearly a labour of love and does a fantastic job of reminding this generation of how hard not only the gay community, but also people of all races and genders, fought for basic human rights. There is a focus on clarifying that members of ACT UP were aware of their privileges and attempts to include members of all groups that the AIDS crisis affected. Despite initially being a group of mainly white gay males, they worked closely with separate activist groups that included women, the poor and ethnic groups. All of these groups were united together fighting the same cause, and United in Anger does a fantastic job capturing the spirit and electricity in their protests." Toronto Film Review

: http://www.unitedinanger.com/

Tuesday May 20th 6.30-9.30pm
The Arches - 253 Argyle Street, G2 8DL, Glasgow, United Kingdom  - http://www.thearches.co.uk/


Community Discussion on the Past, Present and Future of Scotland's HIV Activism against the Epidemic.

Featuring a panel discussion and Q + A with guest speakers who are pioneering new strategies in the fight for an HIV cure for all.  If you would like to share your experience and be on the panel - get in touch too!

LIMITED SPACES - Please RSVP to book your seat - shafted@theglassishalffull.co.uk
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/557532427699372/
 
LIMITED SPACES - Please RSVP to book your seat - shafted@theglassishalffull.co.uk

As there are limited spaces - we would like committed people, HIV positive people or affected by HIV at large, activists and artists to come. There is a serious need to build a strong militant HIV movement in the UK to build
alliances with all those challenging austerity in the UK and all those fighting the HIV epidemic across the world. You don't have to be deeply involved in HIV activism but committed to build power and alliances with it. Please email shafted@theglassishalffull.co.uk couple of lines about why you want to come and your place will be confirmed
via email by Tilly or dan from Shafted?!.

Hosted by - ACT UP SCOTLAND and SHAFTED?! the show performers - www.shaftedontour.wordpress.com

Shafted?! is coming to Edinburgh (June 18th, 19th) as a show sharing the realities of HIV in Scotland and we are looking for people to participate! SHAFTED?! is an unashamedly deviant HIV cabaret and activism movement to stop the HIV ‘Second Silence’.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THxvtkLEnRU

The show combines dance, performance, live music, stunts and spoken word to tell true life stories of people living with and affected by the virus. It is part of a wider body of activism combining workshops, mentoring schemes and direct actions UK-wide, in response to austerity cuts and the silence around the epidemic. The current HIV epidemic and the growing cuts to HIV education and prevention services right across the UK are a big concern so Shafted Goes on Tour 2014 - A Celebration of ACT UP's Anniversary are looking for more people to speak out and share their story to inspire others to get involved in HIV activism.This can be completely confidential.

Please contact tilly.gifford@gmail.com (or on 07717887221) 

"It was great to see HIV positive people taking centre stage in a positive (no pun intended), laughter inducing, yet thought provoking format. Usually HIV is shrouded in mystery, myth and misconception which only serves to fuel the persevering social stigma attached to it - so hurrah for Shafted and it’s fresh approach to challenging this." John Barber, Brownlee Centre, Gartnaval Hospital
 
 
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