July / August 2011
Film About Positive Kids Prevents HIV in Thailand
by Cristina González
North of Bangkok, Baan Gerda is the only facility in Thailand that fosters and cares for children living with HIV. The center is the focus of a new documentary, Living With the Tiger, which follows children as they travel to their hometowns, trying to reintegrate into their communities and find acceptance. The film is being shown at schools and universities across Thailand to educate other young people about the virus, and there’s hope of a U.S. tour soon. It’s a provocative window into the pain of stigma—and how we rise above it.
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