Positive


Positive

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“Positive” tells the powerful story of one young man’s journey to accept a diagnosis. The film is edgy and unflinching. “Positive” redefines how we think of the illness in today's time. “Positive” is here to break the silence and cast off the stigma, confronting you with a raw, un-manicured chronicle of the process of adjusting to an unfortunate fact of life. In this up-close, experimental memoir piece a man in his early twenties is diagnosed with HIV. Amidst a reckless expat life in Berlin he is made to adjust quickly to the unwelcome news. He continues navigating the sensitive issue with his friends, his family, and his partner. The medical story around HIV is changing dramatically. The '80s and '90s claimed too many lives, instilling a perverse silence and shame around the disease - a shame which is still darkly prevalent today. This film pulls the narrative surrounding the virus away from tragedy and loss and into the realm of acceptance and hope.
directed by:
Linus Ignatius
genres:
Drama

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