The Medicine Show

James MacSwain

1990, 28:49 minutes, colour, English


The Medicine Show is constructed around the personal life of a man (Gregory Wight) who is HIV positive and his confusion and anger when confronted with the conflicting information regarding his disease and the many medicines available to him. Quick paced and packed with information, The Medicine Show unfolds in sequences based on television formats such as interviews, advertisements, a medicine man and his show and personal documentary style stories.
The Medicine Show was produced through the AIDS Cable Project 1990 Video Series.

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