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Sing and fight! Activist musicals on World AIDS Day

Sunday 1 December, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sun 1 Dec, 6.30–8.30pm. Pay what you can. Book via Eventbrite
At Bookmarket, Waverley Mall

Floating drag queens, singing fish, and safer sex commercials by famous artists; these are just some of the ways that HIV activism and LGBT liberation is explored in this screening of musical films. To mark World AIDS Day, Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival returns with an event showcasing the absurd and political works of John Greyson. Alongside rarely shown shorts from the 1980s, the event centres on clips from Zero Patience (1993). The film uses the unlikely form of song and dance to tell the story of the unfairly stigmatised, supposed ‘patient zero’ of the AIDS epidemic in North America. Followed by a streamed discussion with the director, alongside contributions from HIV Scotland.


Sunday 1 December, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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