Critical Writing Index


Body Positive: Video Films on AIDS, 1995, pp. 1-2

Wellington: The City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 1995

The programme for a Wellington, New Zealand video festival entitled "Body Positive." The festival featured an international roster of work about AIDS, including programmes focusing on the media, intimacy, activist history, AIDS education, and work from New Zealand/Aotearoa. The festival contained key experimental and activist work which documented AIDS, including A Death in the Family, the first dramatic film made in New Zealand which portrayed a gay man dying of AIDS. Other films included work by Carl George, Tom Joslin and Peter Freidman, Ellen Spiro, Jochen Hick, Jim Hubbard, and Derek Jarman.

ITEM RFL.037 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

DHPG Mon AmourCarl George

Silverlake Life: The View From HereTom Joslin

Silverlake Life: The View From HerePeter Freidman

Via AppiaJochen Hick

Two MarchesJim Hubbard

The Angelic ConversationDerek Jarman

A Death in the FamilySteward Main

A Death in the FamilyPeter Wells