Bolo! Bolo!

Kaspar Saxena & Ian Rashid, Kaspar Saxena and Ian Rashid

1991, 30:00 minutes, colour, English


The response of diasporic South Asian communities to the AIDS crisis is documented through interviews, information and a weaving of images. At the core of the videotape are the testimonials of artists and activists... gay, lesbian and straight; to the barriers and successes of organizing around AIDS. Photographer Sunil Gupta and professor & activist Himani Bannerji are amongst the interviewed subjects.

This video is an ideal tool for facilitators, educators and community workers... anyone interested in organizing around issues of health, sexuality and AIDS.

Une des premières bandes vidéo sur la réaction de communautés dispersées d'Asie du Sud à la crise du SIDA. Le photographe Sunil Gupta et le professeur Himani Bannerji font partie des personnes interrogées. En juxtaposant des clips de films indiens, des entretiens, des scènes délicates de rencontres masculines et le thème musicale qui donne son titre à la vidéo, Saxena et Rashid ont créé un outil éducatif important et rempli de spiritualité.

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Critical Writing

Racy Sexy
by Henry Tsang. Parallelogramme, 1994, v. 20, no. 1.
Personal Journeys: Personal Views: Gita Saxena, identity quest
by Seema Ahluwalia. Rungh, 1993, v. 1, no. 3.
Survey samples Images' scintillating indie talents: Images 92...
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Apr. 23, 1992, v. 11, no. 34.
We Are All Living With AIDS
by Catherine Saalfield.
Beyond the limit: citing scene in which two men kiss, rogers cable...
by Raymond Taavel. Xtra!, May 10, 1991, no. 172.