An inspiring portrait of four fabulous young HIV+ heroes!
“This is a very important documentary, this isn’t over and it’s affecting our youth.” — Whoopi Goldberg (The View)
The directorial debut of out gay actor Charlie David (Judas Kiss, Mulligans, Dante's Cove), this uplifting film follows four HIV+ positive youth (late teens to mid 20s) 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're still learning. What education do youth receive now and why is the youth HIV transmission rate still the highest? We've seen retrospective documentaries on the AIDS crisis and interviews with survivors but what about the positive youth of today? Positive Youth features accessible and inspirational individuals talking about the often-rocky road that they've traveled to get here. Each of the four subjects have been selected to create 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.
“I felt there was a huge disconnect in public awareness about the advancements in HIV medication and research,” says director Charlie David. ”We made this documentary to educate those who know little of HIV, shed light on the rise of infection among today’s youth, give hope to people living with HIV and let them know that they are not alone.”
° Audience Award: Best Documentary – Film Out San Diego Film Festival
° Best Short Documentary – Scene CNKY Film Festival
“Uncensored personal stories that will forever change your idea of what it means to be HIV+." — Jeff Lewis, ION Magazine