Reframing AIDS

Pratibha Parmar

1987, 35:00 minutes, colour, English


Through a series of interviews with leading British AIDS activists and cultural theorists, this documentary investigates the way in which AIDS has been used by the media and by the government to increase state harassment of gay men and lesbians, black people and women. Framing the problem in terms of a left politic, the tape reveals how both homophobia and puritanism have been responsible for the slow government response to AIDS.

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Critical Writing

Video and the Vth International Conference on AIDS: Accessibility...
by Ken Morrison. Video Guide, Fall 1989, v. 10, no. 48.
Recasting images of AIDS to counter media distortions
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Oct. 20, 1988, v. 8, no. 7.