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This is the short version of the production Crossover, from 1988. It revolves around the global AIDS situation in the late 80's, with a particular focus on youth, social structures, poverty and stigma. Full version is also available in the archive.
This production was made as the opening film for the IV International AIDS Conference in Stockholm in June 1988. It gives a broad representation of the global AIDS situation in the late 1980's, and has a particular focus on social structures, poverty and stigma.
A Philippine teacher talks about how Western, liberal values on sex is a threat to the youth. He also talks about tourism as an aspect of HIV transmission, and fears that the Philippine government suppresses information about AIDS to protect the tourist industry.
Julie and Ken from the Australian Prostitutes Collective talk about their program for HIV/AIDS prevention among female and male sex workers, among which one third are also IV drug users. APC offers social support, needle exchange and sex education.
Dr Robert Gallo is interviewed in the laboratory about the HIV virus and his ongoing work. He also talks with his team and discusses the question of international collaboration with Lars Olof Kallings. He answers questions about HIV and AIDS, drugs and promiscuity.
Two anonymous young women talking about HIV/AIDS, sex and love, youth and promiscuity, at King’s Cross in Sydney.
Dr Samuel Okware, the director of National Ugandan AIDS Commission, talks about AIDS in Africa, global impact and commitment.
Nobel Prize Laureate Luc Montagnier answers questions on the origin of HIV, the spreading of the virus, prevention, and the possibility of a vaccine.
Interview with the French doctor Didier Jayle talks about his work informing students in schools about how HIV is spread and how it can be prevented. He is also asked how dealing with AIDS in his work affects his personal life.
Dr Didier Jayle talks about AIDS awareness, the importance of reaching out to young people, and how his work with AIDS patients affects him as a doctor and as a human being.