35 YEARS WITH AIDS

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In June 2016 it will be 35 years since an article in the New York Times appeared, announcing a discovery of a new and rare, cancer-like disease, that came to be known as AIDS. Nowadays, the disease is neither new nor rare. On the contrary, there are over 40 million people infected with HIV, and more than 1 million die of AIDS each year. It may seem that in our area the disease is not such a burning issue. And yet, the situation is again the opposite, for the number of those infected with HIV is, in Slovenia, increasing. For both reasons – because the disease is a severe issue on a global level, as well as in our country, Ljubljana Pride 2016 is giving a special attention to commemorating the 35th anniversary of the first diagnosis of AIDS. In that regard, we reached out to one of the crucial living activists and artists. His name is Jim Hubbard.
Jim Hubbard is an activist, as well as a film director. Since the 1970s, he has made over 20 motion pictures, which have been screened at the MoMA, Berlinale and the London Film Festival, to mention only a few. His short film Memento Mori won the Ursula for Best Short Film at the Hamburg Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.
His work is far from being solely cinematographic. Together with Sarah Schulman, Jim Hubbard is a co-producer of a comprehensive project An Oral History of ACT UP and a director of a  feature-length documentary “United in Anger: A History of Act-Up”, a chronicle 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.

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15. 6.\ 21.00\ Slovenska kinoteka

Nina Dragičević in conversation with Jim Hubbard.
Projekcija filmov\
Elegy in the Streets (30′, 1989)
Two Marches (8′, 1991)
The Dance (8′, 1992)
Memento Mori (17′, 1995)

16. 6.\ 20.00\ Kino Komuna

Film screening\

United in Anger: A History of Act-Up (99’, 2012)
Ticket\ 3 EUR

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