Friday, 16 September 2011

QVIEW presents- Philadelphia

Sept 17, 2011, Saturday
2PM - 5PM

Naz Foundation's Milan Center
A-20 Basement
Lajpat Nagar III
New Delhi


QueerCampus invites you to the screening of the movie, Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film that was one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality and homophobia. Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), a hotshot law graduate from Penn, has a promising career ahead of him when he discovers that he has AIDS and is fired by his conservative law firm because of his condition. He takes his case to a number of lawyers, including Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), none of whom is willing to represent him - until Miller has a change of heart, recognizing a hint of familiar discrimination in the way Andrew is being treated.

Run time: 125 minutes

India has among the highest number of persons living with HIV/AIDS in the world today. The stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and lack of awareness not only makes it more difficult for people trying to come to terms with HIV and manage their illness on a personal level, but it also interferes with attempts to fight the AIDS epidemic as a whole. It makes them reluctant to access HIV testing, treatment and care. It is an issue that cuts across gender, class, caste and sexual orientation. Young people have numerous misconceptions about HIV and are also at persistent risk for HIV infection.

At QueerCampus, we are looking forward to conduct a series of HIV/AIDS awareness programs which will include movie and documentary screenings, discussions, interaction with counselors, skits and theatre sessions, real life stories of people living with HIV and an HIV testing drive. Educating young people about HIV/AIDS reduces the risk of infection and helps to dispel stigma and discrimination. Let us come together in this effort!

Naz Foundation's Milan Center: 011-41724636
Nearest metro stop: Lajpat Nagar on the Violet Line; from here, proceed south down Lala Lajpat Rai Path until you reach the entrance to Lajpat Nagar III A-block on your left; this will be the first left after leaving the metro station behind you. After taking this left, enter A-block and again take the first left. You should pass by the Centurn Institute of Management and Creative Studies immediately before making this left. Additionally, there will be signs posted to indicate this particular left turn. From there, just follow the signs and the black basement door on the right-hand side of this alley will be Milan center.

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QueerCampus is a Delhi based independent queer student and youth collective active since 2010. We use the term queer to refer not just to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, but to any identity or outlook which questions stereotypes. We provide a comfortable space to meet new people, discuss everything and anything – from coming out to breaking-up, the latest queer film to plans of changing the World – or offer a shoulder to cry on and friends to celebrate with! QC organizes events which are free and open to all.

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