Sunday September 18 is National HIV/AIDS Aging Awareness day and SAAF will commemorate this occasion with a screening of the documentary Desert Migration at the Loft Cinema.
When the first effective HIV treatments were introduced in the mid-1990s, a generation of HIV+ gay men were thrown a lifeline. What happened to these men who thought they were terminally ill only to discover they would now survive? Desert Migration introduces us to such a group of men in their fifties and sixties who have made Palms Springs in the California desert their home, where they have found a community of kindred spirits. Having anticipated certain death these long-time survivors are now unexpectedly living to old age which brings with it a new set of issues. Director Daniel F. Cardone’s documentary beautifully captures their life-affirming, bittersweet stories amid the surreal desert landscapes, making us confront our own mortality.
Please join us for this one-time-only screening at 2:00pm on Sunday September 18. Tickets are limited to fewer than 100 so purchase online today to ensure your seat. This screening will be followed by a Skype interview with director Cardone.